Calgary Health Foundation is fueled by people who are committed to ensuring our community has access to the best possible health outcomes. Made up of outstanding local leaders, our Board of Directors leverage their professional expertise to provide the Calgary Health Foundation with the leadership and guidance necessary for us to fulfill our mission.
Calgary Health Foundation’s executive team sets the strategy and course for the organization. Their unrelenting passion and unparalleled experience drives the foundation’s current and future success.
Murray Sigler was recently appointed interim President & CEO of the Calgary Health Foundation as of November 3, 2022.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Sigler served as interim President & CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Murray was appointed Executive Advisor of Sport Calgary effective September 1, 2019, after serving as CEO & Executive Director since January 2016. Sport Calgary, a Civic Partner, is the volunteer non-profit society representing sport in the City of Calgary.
Murray is also the Principal of Calgary-based Altius Corporation. Altius is a private investment and consulting firm serving clients in sport, aviation, tourism, technology and international commerce.
Until June 2016, Murray served at Axia Net Media Corporation (TSX “AXX” until going private in 2016) as President of Axia North America as well as Axia’s Executive Vice President.
Before joining Axia in 2009, Murray was Managing Director of the Government of Alberta's UK Office for three and a half years. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and had an extensive career in the aviation industry, including as President and COO of Canadian Airlines International, CEO of Canadian Regional Airlines and initial President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. He is a former Board member of numerous transportation and aviation sector entities.
This unique blend of international aviation and transportation sector experience has enabled him to serve as an expert panel member of airport operations review public enquiries, including BAA Heathrow Airport (2011) and GTAA Pearson International (2014).
He holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Alberta. He is an active member of the Law Society of Alberta and a graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Business in the Advanced Management Program. He is an active member of the Calgary Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).
Murray has been active throughout his career as a Board member and Chair of numerous corporate, community and professional organizations in Alberta, nationally and beyond. He currently serves on the Boards of Sport for Calgary Foundation, Parks Foundation Calgary, KidSport Calgary, Lindsay Park Sports Society, and Alberta’s History and Heroes Foundation. He is an honorary lifetime member of the Canada/UK Chamber of Commerce.
Ray Crossley has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Foundation since 2018.
In addition to Ray’s role at the Foundation, he is on the boards of Obsidian Energy, Alberta Securities Commission, and Canada West Foundation (Chair).
In March 2015, Ray retired from the global professional services firm, PwC LLP, after more than 33 years. During his career at PwC, he served a number of the firm’s largest clients and as a member of the firm’s management, as Managing Partner, Western Canada, and Managing Partner of PwC’s Calgary office.
Ray graduated from the University of Western Ontario, is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Alberta, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Throughout his career, Ray has been active in the philanthropic community. He believes that the health of the citizens of the Calgary region is critical to continuing the evolution of the city as a great place to live for long-time and new Calgarians.
Kathleen MacPherson has joined the Calgary Health Foundation as the Vice President, Philanthropy. Kathleen began her career as a fundraiser with the Calgary Health Foundation over 20 years ago with her first job in the field and now it comes full circle. She joins the organization from the University of Calgary where she was the Executive Director, Institutional Development for the past 3 years.
Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Kathleen was the Vice President of Campaign and Resource Development with the United Way of Calgary and Area, spending 16 years with the organization.
Kathleen’s many years in the charitable sector speaks to her dedication and underlying values. Her leadership, project management, campaign best practice, fundraising, and volunteering expertise have made significant contributions over the years. As the driving force for innovative campaigns, her focus to maximize revenues and create opportunities for partnerships consistently results in high impact initiatives, garnering unwavering respect from donors and partners in Calgary.
During her career, Kathleen was been directly involved in raising more than $900 million for various organizations and was responsible for growing the annual campaign at United Way from $28 million when she first started, to over $50 million when she left. She has mentored and coached hundreds of staff, instilling a donor-centred focus on relationships and stewardship. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2017, which speaks to her successes as a trusted and renowned fundraising professional.
Kathleen is a native Calgarian and proud of it and is excited to be raising her family in such a dynamic city. She is also an active volunteer in her profession and community, having recently Co-Chaired the Sponsorship Committee for the 2022 Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VIII conference in Vancouver in March and has been recently named to the Board of the Lougheed House Conservation Society.
The Calgary Health Foundation is currently recruiting volunteers to join our Site Fund Development Councils. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Laurel Williams at email@example.com.
Fund Development Councils raise funds in support of advancing health care in Calgary and beyond. Fund Development Councils at the sites raise funds for the Calgary Health Foundation in supporting breakthroughs and innovation at each acute care site and the Calgary Zone. Volunteers develop new relationships with the donor community and AHS site personnel. As key volunteer ambassadors, members raise public awareness about the Calgary Health Foundation (CHF) mission to advance care, wellness, and research through active fundraising including and not limited to, identifying potential donors, soliciting, and thanking donors.
Every donor and donation has the power to transform lives. We celebrate individuals who have made significant impacts through their contributions, dedication and long-standing support of the Calgary Health Foundation as Honourary Patrons.
When it comes to making a difference in the health of Albertans, every little bit has the potential to make a big impact – and it’s never been easier.