From the desk of Alicia Vandermeer, President & CEO, SHN Foundation
It is my pleasure to announce that Ryan Baillie will be joining Scarborough Health Network Foundation as our new Vice President, Community Development, effective November 30, 2020.
As VP, Community Development, Ryan will lead the Foundation's strategy and overall management of community-based fundraising initiatives to generate net revenue, build organizational profile, and engage and grow the community of support. He will also work closely with our volunteer Philanthropic Councils while spearheading the Foundation's signature, peer-to-peer and third-party events. As a critical member of the Foundation's senior team, Ryan will work to build on existing strong partnerships and relationships across the Scarborough community. He will also contribute to the organization's overall strategic goals and achievements as the Foundation charts its course for the future.
Ryan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, including health care fundraising, donor and board relations, and fundraising events. Most recently, Ryan served as Executive Director of Hockey Helps the Homeless. He led a staff team of eight and worked with a board of directors and steering committees across Canada to implement 14 charity hockey tournaments. Ryan led and executed the organization's national fundraising strategy, raising more than $5 million annually through corporate sponsorships, peer-to-peer fundraising, auctions, draws and mega raffles. Under Ryan's leadership, the organization achieved strong revenue growth, expanded to new markets, and made substantial grants to charities serving homeless people across Canada.
Prior to this role, Ryan was the Manager of youth initiatives for the Relay for Life at the Canadian Cancer Society. Ryan has gained hospital fundraising experience at SickKids Foundation as Associate Director, Events, and at Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation as Marketing & Business Development Assistant. At SickKids Foundation specifically, Ryan managed a portfolio of family, community and corporate events raising $8 million annually and led a cross-functional team to develop a new grateful patient program.