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    CPMC Foundation Appoints New Philanthropy Executive

    News Release
    Contact: Dean Fryer -- 415-600-7484 or pager 415-232-6463
    FryerD@sutterhealth.org

    San Francisco, CA - September 14, 2015 - The California Pacific Medical Center Foundation welcomes Doug Nelson as the new Foundation President with responsibility for all aspects of CPMC’s philanthropy. Nelson assumed the leadership role on September 14 and will head the foundations fund raising campaigns.

    Nelson brings a wealth of experience in fundraising to this position. He previously served for six years as President and Chief Executive Officer of the BC Cancer Foundation, the largest funder of cancer research in British Columbia, with more than 115,000 supporters. Prior to that, he was the Chief Development Officer at the University of Alberta, and worked in development and external relations at the University of British Columbia and the University of Calgary. Nelson was born in the U.S. and holds dual Canadian citizenship.

    “We are excited to have Doug on board. He is a natural leader who sees the big picture and has a clear vision,” said Karen Jeu, Interim President of the CPMC Foundation. “Doug is an engaging person who works hard and expects the same of others – and I truly couldn’t be happier he agreed to accept the position.”

    Through philanthropy, spearheaded by the Foundation, CPMC receives gifts that augment funding for daily operations. These gifts fund innovation that expands and increases access to the exceptional care we provide in a more personal way. It also assists in the purchase state-of-the-art technology as well as recruitment and retention of expert physicians.

    CPMC Foundation is a separately incorporated, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to develop philanthropic gifts for California Pacific Medical Center. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprised of distinguished members from the community. We also receive thousands of hours of work from our compassionate group of in-service and community volunteers.

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