President & CEO, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, mba, cfre
Mike House is the President & CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, committed to funding excellence at the Stollery Children’s Hospital located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Attracting financial support from across Western Canada, the Foundation raises money in support of the pursuit of excellence in children’s health care. With over 45 employees and 100,000 donors, the Foundation raises $23 million annually for the hospital. In 2014, the Foundation was recognized among 170 peers in North America as the Outstanding Children’s Hospital Foundation team by the Children’s Miracle Network.
Mike’s previous responsibility was as the Assistant Dean, Development & Stakeholder Relations for the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta. Under Mike’s leadership, the Alberta School of Business garnered over $40 million from various donors, corporations and alumni including the School’s “Preservation of the Name Campaign” which raised $21 million in pledges over 24 months.
Mike was a Senior Consultant with KCI Ketchum Canada from 2000 to 2005, where he managed fundraising campaigns ranging from $5 million to $25 million. Working throughout Alberta, Mike has been a part many noteworthy capital campaigns for a variety of organizations in health, education and social services, including STARS Air Ambulance, Canadian Cancer Society, Lakeland College, and Discovery House Women’s Shelter in Calgary.
Prior to his direct work in the fundraising profession, Mike enjoyed an extensive and productive career as a senior marketing and communications leader in the Arts and Culture sector. He has worked in senior positions throughout the US and Canada at such organizations as the Edmonton Opera and The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary, and the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.
His academic credentials include an MBA specializing in finance and an undergraduate business degree in marketing from the University of Alberta. Mike also holds a CFRE designation which is recognized internationally within the fundraising profession.