Jennifer A. Svihus, CFRE

President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Jennifer brings more than 30 years of nonprofit management experience in health care and higher education fundraising. She will draw upon her deep experience in healthcare fundraising as she plays a lead role in facilitating growth in both sustainable and transformational gifts in support of the hospital’s clinical programs. Jennifer is extremely mission-driven and has achieved tremendous success in board development, major gift, and campaign fundraising, and developing strategic partnerships with physicians and caregivers.

Jennifer received her master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in health administration from Chapman University and her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of the Pacific. Jennifer is active in the community through the Redwood City Rotary Club, the Redwood City Woman’s Club and brings proven leadership and management experience to Sequoia Hospital Foundation, along with a passion for supporting patients and families as they experience some of the most vulnerable and challenging moments in their lives.