Kevin Goldthorp

President and Chief Development Officer

Kevin Goldthorp 

Kevin Goldthorp is President and Chief Development Officer at SickKids Foundation where he has served since October 2016 with leadership responsibility for the Foundation’s current $1.3 billion campaign. 

 He is an accomplished and dynamic leader with a strong track record of managing successful, high-profile fundraising campaigns within the academic and health-care sectors. 

 Before joining SickKids, Kevin was Chief Executive Officer, Sinai Health Foundation (formerly Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation) and Executive Vice President, Advancement & Marketing, Sinai Health System. In just over three years, Kevin raised an unprecedented $250 million for the Campaign to Renew Sinai, the largest campaign in the hospital’s history and led the re-branding of the new health system. 

 Prior to Mount SinaiKevin served as Vice-President, External Relations, at Western University where he drove a transformational $750 million campaign, re-branding strategy, aligned international foundations and launched a new International Advisory Board. 

 Previously, Kevin spent six years as Chief Executive Officer of the Sunnybrook Foundation where he completed the integration of separate foundations and completed a successful multi-hundred million dollar campaign. 

 Kevin graduated with an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He has three children and is a Board member of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, Board member and treasurer of his condominium corporation, and capital development committee member of Trinity College. 


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Day 1: Dec 3, 2020

3:15 pm

3:15 pm

Panel Discussion

Philanthropic Strategies to Increase Donor Engagement

Covid-19 has impacted all foundations, endowments and charities with respect to donor gifts. However, there are viable solutions to increasing donor gifts. It is therefore critical that you be aware of how to approach donors during these challenging times. Take back to your office strategies to: 

  • Create awareness among major donor of the many tax benefits available for philanthropy 
  • Provide expert solutions to guide philanthropists through mutually beneficial donor options  
  • Maximize legacy and estate gifts through ongoing engagement 

Enhance donor engagement through established but largely untapped best practices 

Day 2: Dec 2, 2020