Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation's new CEO a "Forty under 40" winner (St. Paul's Hospital Foundation)

A Business in Vancouver “Forty under 40” award winner will steer the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation through one of the largest hospital redevelopments in Canada.

Jeff Norris was announced as the foundation’s new President & CEO Monday.

Norris earned the award in January for his work at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), where, since 2006, he has held the positions of chief advancement officer, CEO of the KPU Foundation and executive director of the KPU Alumni Association.

Norris started his career with the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the early 1990s as a university student before he moved to the West Coast—working first for the Kidney Foundation and then joining St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in 1999.

Norris spent seven years as director of annual and corporate giving at St. Paul’s, and helped increase that foundation’s annual fundraising from $2.5 million to $10 million. This included the foundation’s marquee campaign, Lights of Hope, which Norris grew from $167,000 to $1.7 million annually.

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