New CEO hired for KGH Foundation

Doug Rankmore has been appointed the new chief executive officer for the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.

Prior to joining the KGH Foundation, Rankmore served as the CEO of Braintrust Canada Association.

Serving the Okanagan community in this capacity for over 18 years, Rankmore was responsible for the operations and fiscal management; resource development including special events, grant applications, and planned giving; as well as leading a team of 15 staff members.

Dominic Petraroia, chairman of the  Kelowna General Hospital Foundation board, said, “We are confident that Mr. Rankmore is the ideal individual for this position.

“He has demonstrated success with Braintrust Canada, in addition to over 15 years experience as a management consultant. Doug’s management, technical and public relations skills will lead our team to an even more successful future.”

The KGH Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven charitable organization committed to enhancing the delivery of health care to the patients of Kelowna General Hospital and its associated facilities.

Raising $5 million annually through its fundraising efforts, the foundation recently launched a $6-million capital campaign in support of the hospital’s new Centennial Tower.

This is the most ambitious campaign goal in its history, with the foundation having so far raised  $4.5 million toward that goal.

“We are honored to have Doug on board with us,” continued Petraroia.

“We have great expectations and look forward to working closely with him to achieve our fundraising and organizational goals.”

Rankmore holds BA and MA degrees in community psychology.

He is a published author and is an experienced speaker, presenting in his areas of expertise to groups nationwide.

Rankmore has called Kelowna home for almost 20 years.


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