Hope Air announces the appointment of Jon Collins – Chief Development Officer

(TORONTO – September 28, 2021) Hope Air – a national charity providing Canadians in financial need with flights and accommodations to access medical care far from home – announced today the appointment of Jon Collins as Chief Development Officer.

In this role, Jon will lead all fundraising, marketing and communication programs on behalf of Hope Air. As chief development officer, Jon will oversee a diverse and dedicated group of Hope Air stakeholders, donors, volunteers and partners that passionately support the Hope Air mission. Building on the dedication and commitment of our Hope Air team, Jon will provide innovative leadership ensuring ongoing growth and support for our work.

Prior to joining Hope Air, Jon served as Vice-President, Marketing & Fundraising for Parkinson Canada, a leading Canadian health charity. Jon has a track record of driving significant revenue growth through building supporter-centred campaigns that are grounded in connection to charitable mission and strong stewardship of partnerships, events and foundation relationships. Jon holds a bachelor’s degree from Acadia University and multiple certifications in fundraising technology and non-profit leadership.
Jon Collins

“We are delighted to welcome Jon to the Hope Air team,” said Mark Rubinstein, CEO. “His energy, his experience and his commitment to our vision, will be well received by the greater Hope Air community. Together with our talented Hope Air staff, we are excited to have Jon as a member of our leadership team as we continue to ensure that no Canadian is left behind when needing to reach important medical care.”

"I arrive at Hope Air acutely aware of the gap between universal health care and access to it", says Jon. "Growing up in rural Nova Scotia, my family benefitted from similar services designed to relieve a significant point of stress at an already difficult time and I am honoured to help Hope Air and its donors do the same. In my role, I look forward to raising awareness of Hope Air, its important mission and the communities it serves while honouring the philanthropic goals of individual, corporate and foundation supporters."

For more information, contact:
Mark Rubinstein
mrubinstein@hopeair.ca | 647.362-9057
About Hope Air
Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free travel and accommodations for Canadians in financial need who must access medical care far from home. Since its inception in 1986, Hope Air has provided more than 155,000 travel arrangements for patients regardless of age or medical need. For people living on a low income in small and rural communities, distance and cost are very real barriers to them accessing vital medical care. Hope Air is a unique and essential part of our Canadian healthcare system. Without the access Hope Air provides, our national system of universal healthcare coverage would fall short of its promise. Hope Air has been chosen as one of Canada’s best 100 charities by Maclean’s magazine, MoneySense magazine and Charity Intelligence based on efficiency, transparency and need. For more information, visit hopeair.ca

Posted on: Sep 28 2021