Royal University Hospital Foundation names Jennifer Molloy New Chief Executive Officer

December 16, 2021

Royal University Hospital (RUH) Foundation is pleased to announce Jennifer Molloy as the Foundation’s new Chief Executive Officer, following a national search, with an official start date of March 1st 2022. She will take over the reins at RUH Foundation from our retiring CEO, Arla Gustafson. The Board of Directors is grateful for Arla’s leadership, passion and success during her 35 years building a more caring community in the charitable sector, the last fifteen (15) years as our Foundation’s CEO. “RUH Foundation is in an excellent position with committed volunteers, an experienced staff team and generous donors that are looking forward to working with Jennifer in this transition of leadership. We are very pleased to welcome Jennifer Molloy to the Foundation as we continue to inspire health-care philanthropy in the community,” says Doug Osborn, Volunteer Board Chair.

Jennifer was born and raised in Saskatoon and for the past nine years has been the Director of Development at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine.  Over the last 18 years, she has held fundraising positions at St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, The Canadian Red Cross and the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan.

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (Bachelor of Arts-Sociology) and has held her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation since 2009. Jennifer prides herself on building strong teams, thinking strategically and creating meaningful relationships with donors and stakeholders. She has served as President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Saskatoon Chapter in 2021 and volunteers as a Director on the Boards of READ Saskatoon and Haven Family Connections

‘I am very proud to be joining the Royal University Hospital Foundation. RUHF has significantly impacted the lives of so many in our community, including my own. I look forward to building on almost forty years of success by making significant contributions to the healthcare system in our province.’

For more information, please contact:

Doug Osborn, Volunteer Board Chair, RUH Foundation
P: 306.655.1050

Lisa Wigerblad, Senior Communications Officer, RUH Foundation
P: 306.655.6530

About the Royal University Hospital Foundation: The Royal University Hospital (RUH) Foundation was established in 1983 and has since raised and invested more than $155 million of donor funds into innovative research, education, and patient care priorities for health care advancements at Royal University Hospital and the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Working together with stakeholders, donors and medical teams, we help to save lives.

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