Jennifer Svihus

President and Chief Philanthropy Officer
Sequoia Hospital Foundation

Jennifer Svihus

Jennifer Svihus brings more than 30 years of nonprofit management experience in health care and higher education fundraising to Sequoia Hospital Foundation. Ms. Svihus is mission-driven and has achieved tremendous success in board development, major gift, campaign fundraising, and developing strategic partnerships with physicians and caregivers.

For the past several years, Ms. Svihus was a senior associate in the health care practice of Bentz Whaley Flessner where she focused on campaign planning and management, major and principal gifts, advancement assessments, grateful patient fundraising, and building processes for comprehensive fundraising strategy and accountability.

Ms. Svihus received her master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in health administration from Chapman/Brandman University and her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of the Pacific. She 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.