Currently the Executive Director of the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, Jason VandenHoek thrives off community involvement and relationship building. An active member of southern Alberta's Development community for over 15 years, he demonstrates the importance of philanthropy by supporting a variety of initiatives through the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, Lethbridge College, the University of Lethbridge, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the City of Lethbridge, Association of Fundraising Professionals and more.
After completing the Business Administration program at Lethbridge College, Jason continued his education at the University of Lethbridge where he obtained his Bachelor of Management. VandenHoek served as a major gifts officer for the Galt Gardens Revitalization Project, working closely with the community. He then became a fund developement coordinator for Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, where he was responsible for fundraising and awareness inititatives. His ability to build relationships, execute events and manage annual giving campaigns led to his appointment as Executive Director in 2011.
His passion and disire to affect change in his community has been recognized through The Chamber of Commerce's Top Forty under 40 campaign. Additionally in 2019, he was awarded the Community Leader Award by Lethbridge College.