Mike House is working to give the children of Canada the best possible chance of health so they can realize their potential. Under his leadership, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation has contributed USD32 million toward pediatric care over the past 24 months. The impact of these funds is unmatched, resulting in massive technology improvements and higher quality surgeries.
As President and CEO of the Foundation, House is committed to funding excellence at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, located across four hospital sites in Alberta, Canada. In addition to supporting children’s physical and mental health across the province, the Stollery is also heavily involved in pediatric research, indigenous health and helping to recruit and train the next generation of medical professionals for our community. House’s commitment to kids is echoed in the Foundation’s vision to give kids the best chance at a long and healthy life. That resonates deeply with him, as he himself had life-saving surgery as a baby and toddler and beat the odds of survival.
House has been fortunate to be a professional fundraiser for over 25 years. He is proud to have led teams in a wide array of charitable sectors including health, social services, the arts and education, raising more than USD300 million in his career. In October 2019, House added “mountain climbing” to his list of things he has tried as he and a group of volunteers climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa, to raise funds for the Stollery.
House earned his MBA from the University of Alberta, has achieved his Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation in Canadian corporate governance, and was recognized internationally by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as Network Person of the Year in 2019 among 170 children’s hospitals in North America. Mike and his wife, Kathy, are proud parents to daughters Caroline and Gillian.