Mark Hierlihy

CA Children's Hosp Fndn

Mark Hierlihy found his calling in causes and philanthropy over 20 years ago at a new hospital foundation in PEI. He has always been passionate about helping others and says his personal mission is “to be a constant positive influence on everyone I meet.”

Mark is the inaugural President & CEO of Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations, a collaboration of the 13 children’s hospitals in Canada – incorporating the mission of Children’s Miracle Network and expanding the impact of fundraising campaigns for children’s health in Canada. Throughout his career he has driven change and integration in Hospitals, national health, sports, the arts, mental health and other causes. He was Founder of causemark  and author of the causemark blog.  Mark has held several leadership positions throughout his career, including Interim CEO & Executive Director of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario where he led a major restructure in in the Ontario Division and played a role in the Society’s merger with Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation where he had previously been Senior Director, then Vice-President, National Development. Previously served as Director, National Gifts for Special Olympics Canada Foundation, Senior Director, Development at the National Arts Centre, and the first ever Managing Director of Prince County Hospital Foundation in Summerside, PEI.
Mark has also served in various senior volunteer roles at the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and co-founded AFP D3: Debate. Debunk. Delight, a forum for charity executives from across Canada.  He is a frequent speaker at corporate and charity conferences. Mark will share insights he has developed from his deep expertise in developing transformational corporate and cause partnerships from mor than two decades of practice.