Women’s College Hospital Foundation welcomes Jennifer Bernard as new president and CEO

16/07/2018 11:47:33 AM

Women’s College Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Jennifer Bernard will be the next President and CEO of Women’s College Hospital Foundation, commencing August 1, 2018.

“Jennifer is a highly accomplished and engaging leader with a passion for what she does and a strong personal alignment with our mission,” says Christopher Knight, chair of Women’s College Hospital Foundation’s board of directors. “Our Foundation is coming off two record-breaking years and the momentum continues as Jennifer takes the helm.”

Jennifer has had a highly successful career as a fundraising executive for over 20 years with a track record of outstanding results. Most recently she was Vice President of Development for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, a part of Hamilton Health Sciences, which also includes responsibility for the Women’s and Newborn programs.

During her tenure at McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation she played a key role in developing new partnerships while doubling the annual revenue and extending the philanthropic reach of the Foundation. As a passionate advocate for healthcare, Jennifer has played an instrumental role in shaping the strategic vision of that Foundation.

“I am thrilled to be joining Women’s College Hospital Foundation as its new president and CEO.  I look forward to working with the team of this iconic institution to help create a world where there is healthcare equity for women and for all,” says Jennifer.

Prior leadership positions for Jennifer have included successfully supporting and executing capital campaigns, major gift and planned giving programs with such provincial and national organizations as the Ontario Science Centre, Royal Conservatory of Music and Trillium Health Centre Foundation (now Trillium Health Partners Foundation).


About Women’s College Hospital and WCH Foundation

For more than 100 years Women’s College Hospital (WCH) has been developing revolutionary advances in healthcare. Today, WCH is a world leader in the health of women and Canada’s leading, academic ambulatory hospital. A champion of equitable access, WCH advocates for the health of all women from diverse cultures and backgrounds and ensures their needs are reflected in the care they receive as it focuses on delivering innovative solutions that address Canada’s most pressing issues related to population health, patient experience and system costs.

Working together with community members, patients, family members, staff, physicians and volunteers, WCHF raises, manages and invests funds to support the hospital’s current and future priority needs. Over the past decade, the Foundation has raised over $125 million to change and save the lives of women and their loved ones.