AHP Member Forum

Topic: Introducing Yourself

1.  Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-09-2016 01:13 PM
Edited by Corinne Ogu 12-08-2016 10:54 AM

Hello Colleagues.  I am writing to introduce myself.  I just joined Excela Health in central Westmoreland County in western Pennsylvania as Vice President and Chief Development Officer. The Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation and the Westmoreland/Frick Foundation serve our system.  I am transitioning from a career in higher education development which included 19 years at the University of Pittsburgh, 6 years at Carnegie Mellon and 5 years at Saint Vincent College.  Excela provides health care in the communities where I grew up and was educated.  It is just great to come home and have a chance to make an impact.  I look forward to learning from you and I know that I will rely on this group to help me with the transition.

Best,  Al

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Albert Novak
Chief Dev Ofcr
Excela Health
Westmoreland / Frick Hosp Fdn
Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Fdn
(724) 832-4146
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2.  Introduction

Posted 07-15-2016 08:38 AM

Hello Everyone!

    I am new to the AHP community.  Does anyone have any beginner tips they would like to share on fund raising? 

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Candace Ellis
Waters Pavilion Liaison
Piedmont Healthcare Fdn
Atlanta GA
(404) 605-4573
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3.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-12-2016 08:36 AM

Congratulations Al on your new opportunity and welcome to AHP. I have been active in AHP since 1997. It is a great organization with amazing members. Like anything we do, I have found the more I put into AHP the more I get out of it. I would encourage you to attend the International Conference, you will meet a lot of great people.  We wish you all the best and let me know if I can be of any help! Take Care.

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Mark Larkin CFRE
President
Boca Raton Reg Hosp Fdn
Boca Raton FL
(561) 955-5204



4.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-12-2016 02:28 PM

Al,

Welcome to the world of healthcare philanthropy!  There are some key differences between higher ed fundraising and healthcare--and this forum is a great resource to ask those key questions as you make the transitions.  For me the key pieces/differences in medicine is around grateful patient fundraising, the hipaa rules and regs, and the motivations of prospects & donors.  Also, from a major gifts standpoint, often the time from point of contact to closing major gifts can be fast--not always, but can be.  So that rule of growing donors from lower-levels of the donor pyramid up (to major gifts) may or may not apply in medical philanthropy--there are cases where the first gift is a major gift, motivated by a medical experience.

Best regards,

     Cecily

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Cecily Clemons
Philanthropy Officer
Prov. St. Peter Fdn/Prov. Health Care Fdn
Olympia and Centralia, WA
cecily.clemons@providence.org



5.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-12-2016 06:28 PM

Welcome Mr. Novak. I also came over to healthcare from higher education. I was the Director of Advancement Services for 14 years at California State University, Fresno before I came over to healthcare. I now work as the Foundation Manager at Community Medical Centers in Fresno, CA.

If I can be of help with anything feel free to contact me directly or on the forums. Welcome to AHP as well.

Sincerely,

Alexis Perez

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Alexis Perez
Mgr Fdn
Community Med Fdn
Fresno CA
(559) 285-7532



6.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-13-2016 09:51 AM

Welcome Al. While there are certainly observable differences between higher ed and health care philanthropy, you'll find that your experience will serve you well in the transition. I serve clients in both sectors and have seen successful transitions. Colleagues in this forum are generous and knowledgeable. All the best to you.

--Gary Hubbell

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Gary Hubbell
President and Principal Strategist
Gary Hubbell Consulting
Milwaukee WI
(414) 962-6696



7.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-16-2016 10:07 AM

Welcome to the AHP family!

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Maria Halliburton
Fdn Dir
Johnston Health Foundation
Smithfield NC
(919) 938-7169



8.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-23-2016 04:40 PM

Hi all!  My name is Jim Green (LinkedIn Profile).  I have recently transitioned into Helathcare fundraisign from an International NGO and prior to that at United Way.  Any tips/warnings you have for a newbie?


Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Jim

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James Green, MBA, CFRE
Regional VP
Mercy Health Fdn
Oklahoma City OK
(405) 486-8773



9.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-26-2016 09:36 AM

This biggest difference (particularly in conjunction with a Capital Campaign) is discovering the importance of "naming" as a donor recognition for lead & major gifts.  Some good discussion threads are archived on the site for this topic.

 

Good luck…I'm a newbie to healthcare as well…thus, interested in hearing other responses.

 

See you in Chicago?

 

Patrick

 

Patrick O'Rourke, MPA/CFRM

Foundation  & Public Relations Director

Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District

733 Cedar Street

Garberville, CA  95542

1 (707) 923-3921 X285

1 (707) 726-6700 (Cell)

porourke@shchd.org

 






10.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-26-2016 09:38 AM

James,

Welcome to one of the most rewarding fundraising experiences you'll ever have. I've been in Church, Olympic sport, YMCA and many other non-profit fundraising – none provide the joy and satisfaction like healthcare. As long as you listen and help your donors realize their dreams and wishes, you will be successful.

Please feel free to call and reach out on specific questions!

Glad to have you on board – bring fresh ideas from other arenas is always beneficial.

JBD

 

 

John B. Donovan

Executive Director

O-563-589-8056

C-253-961-4865

 

A successful life isn't about what you do; it's also about what you give!

 

Leave a legacy in your name, or that of a loved one, and make Dubuque a better place to live, work and play. Thank you!

Go to -  http://mercyhealth.giftlegacy.com/

 


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11.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-26-2016 11:07 AM

Dear Jim:

Welcome to the wonderful world of health care philanthropy. AHP is a great resource for anyone in the field, brand new or very experienced. 

I have been in health care philanthropy for 33 years and find that it is different in some ways than philanthropy in other fields. If you like, I can send you some slides from a couple of workshops I have led on those differences. 

Thom

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Thomas Sloan CFRE, FACHE
Director of Philanthropy
Life Flight Network
Aurora OR
(503) 678-4364 x4105



12.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 09-26-2016 05:19 PM

Jim,

Welcome to AHP & healthcare philanthropy.  I'm copying/pasting same info I provided to Al Novak a few weeks ago, which hopefully will help frame unique aspects of medical fundraising: 

There are some key differences with fundraising in healthcare--and this forum is a great resource to ask those key questions as you make the transitions.  For me the key pieces/differences in medicine is around grateful patient fundraising, the hipaa rules and regs, and the motivations of prospects & donors.  Also, from a major gifts standpoint, often the time from point of contact to closing major gifts can be fast--not always, but can be.  So that rule of growing donors from lower-levels of the donor pyramid up (to major gifts) may or may not apply in medical philanthropy--there are cases where the first gift is a major gift, motivated by a medical experience.

Hope this helps.

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Cecily Clemons
Philanthropy Officer
Prov. St. Peter Fdn/Prov. Health Care Fdn
Olympia and Centralia, WA
cecily.clemons@providence.org



13.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 12-21-2016 03:47 PM
Edited by Kelly Hwu 30 days ago

Greetings to you all and Happy Holidays--my name is Jason Hawthorne Petty and a week ago I joined the team here at AHP in the newly created position, Business Development Manager! I am looking forward to getting to know you all and making 2017 a great year here at AHP for our Affiliates, Staff, Vendors and much, much more. Take care, JHP

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Jason Hawthorne Petty
Manager, Business Development
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Falls Church VA
(703) 538-3155



14.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 12-22-2016 09:33 AM

Jason,

Welcome to AHP and Merry Christmas!

JBD

 

 

John B. Donovan

Executive Director

O-563-589-8056

C-253-961-4865

 

A successful life isn't about what you do; it's also about what you give!

 

Leave a legacy in your name, or that of a loved one, and make Dubuque a better place to live, work and play. Thank you!

Go to -  http://mercyhealth.giftlegacy.com/

 


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15.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 12-27-2016 11:08 AM

Welcome Mr. Novak,

I too began my transition over to healthcare from Higher Education. I spent 15 years in Higher Education Fundraising all of which was at SIUC.  It is a big transition.  

I have found this group to be very helpful - 

Thanks

Tanna Morgan

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Tanna Morgan
Southern Illinois Healthcare
Carbondale IL



16.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 02-01-2017 03:35 PM
Hello all,

I am new to AHP having recently transitioned from independent education for the last eight years.  So far, I am really enjoying working in healthcare, though there certainly are some big differences!  I am currently working on developing a grateful patient program as part of our annual giving plans and would love to connect with anyone who has experienced developing this in a non research hospital setting.  

Best,

Cris

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Cristiana Gilman
Annual Giving Officer
Tuality Healthcare Fdn
Hillsboro OR
(503) 681-1770
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17.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 02-02-2017 08:31 AM

Hi Christiana - great to have you here, and welcome to AHP!

There are a ton of really helpful resources re: Grateful Patient programs on the Huddle.

This recent discussion thread might be of assistance, although I'd also consider typing "Grateful Patient" into the search bar and browse the many other discussions on this topic. If you'd like to filter out discussions, and only look at documents (like program samples, marketing collateral, whitepapers, presentations, etc.), you can customize your search on the left side of the screen, and limit to library entries: 



If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask or start a specific discussion thread. The AHP member community is incredibly welcoming, friendly and helpful. 

Have a great day!

Lindsay 



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Lindsay Shelton-Gross
Manager of Membership Development & Engagement
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Falls Church VA
(703) 538-3144
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18.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 03-15-2017 09:56 PM
Greetings colleagues,

Thank you so much for such a warm welcome. I am excited to being a member of AHP and participating in the forums. I am the Executive Director of the Foundation at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming. The resources through this site are wonderful, and I look forward to making friendships and building relationships with other members. The IMH Foundation and Board are in a significant period of transition, and I know I will look to your leadership, experience, and expertise for guidance. Be well. Be full. And I look forward to more conversations. 
-Beth

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Beth Jones
Exec Dir
Ivinson Memorial Hospital
Laramie WY
(307) 755-4516
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19.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 02-21-2017 02:12 PM
Just bumping this discussion thread to the top for our new Huddle participants. Please take a moment to Introduce yourself to the community!

- Lindsay 

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Lindsay Shelton-Gross
Manager of Membership Development & Engagement
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Falls Church VA
(703) 538-3144
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20.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 02-27-2017 05:38 PM

Hello from Canada's North. I live in Yellowknife Capital of the Northwest Territories. The Northwest Territories is a territory of Canada. At a land area of approximately 1,144,000 ..... As of 2016 there are 33 official communities in the NWT. These range in size from Yellowknife with a population of approx. 20 thousands to Kakisa with 45 people.
Yellowknife was the build by gold mining today Yellowknife is the Diamond Capital of  North America
I was the Executive DIrector of the Foundation from 2001 to 2011, tried other ventures and decided to come back last fall.  When I am not managing the Hospital Foundation I can be found at City Hall working at my second passion as a City Councillor.
I moved North from Montreal, Quebec 25 years ago for a two year avdenture; the North is my home.
Sincerely
Linda




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Linda Bussey
Stanton Hospital Foundation
Yellowknife NT
(867) 669-7289
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21.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 02-28-2017 08:37 AM
Hi, Linda! So happy to have you here. I hope you will also consider joining the Huddle's AHP Canada Community as well! :) 
- Lindsay 

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Lindsay Shelton-Gross
Manager of Membership Development & Engagement
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Falls Church VA
(703) 538-3144

Have you completed your AHP Huddle Member Profile? Make sure you include a photo!
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22.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 03-16-2017 07:34 AM
Oh Wow!  Came to healthcare about 2 years ago from a deep fundraising base in higher ed (DePauw University, Franklin College).  I am a community hospital Director in a young regional hospital foundation as support for a successful system.  I have been feeling a little lost in healthcare fundraising as I see only a few things that resemble what I know of fundraising!  I only recently started actively following AHP discussions.  This thread in particular has been hugely enlightening!  Thank you for the boost of confidence that my base of experience is going to work in this field.  Look forward to participating in AHP going forward!

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Beth Stein
Parkview Hospital Foundation
Fort Wayne IN
(260) 569-2254
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23.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 03-17-2017 09:26 AM
Welcome to AHP, Beth! 

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Lindsay Shelton-Gross
Manager of Membership Development & Engagement
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Falls Church VA
(703) 538-3144

Have you completed your AHP Huddle Member Profile? Make sure you include a photo!
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24.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 03-17-2017 10:02 AM
Beth,

Welcome! . For 10 years I did development work for a children's charity and am working hard to find my way in healthcare philanthropy.

I am looking for some seminars/conferences to attend, does anyone know of any in addition to the AHP conference?

Tammy

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Tammy Jackson
Exec Dir, Fdn
Russell Med Ctr
Alexander City AL
(256) 215-7459
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25.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 03-17-2017 06:17 PM

Tammy,
There's also AAMC's GIA (group on institutional advancement) that has annual national conferences.  I went once years ago (when I was working in academic medicine) and found it to be really good.  But in retrospect, unless you are in academic medicine, there may be differences that don't apply...there are some key differences between community hosptial arena and academic...I love them both for totally different reasons.  But it is a resource (the one I went to had some good sessions on grateful patient fundraising for example).

Hope this helps.



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Cecily Clemons
Philanthropy Officer
Prov. St. Peter Fdn/Prov. Health Care Fdn
Olympia and Centralia, WA
cecily.clemons@providence.org
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26.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 06-12-2017 12:04 PM
Tammy - I'm over in Tuscaloosa at The DCH Foundation. If you need someone to talk through things with, I've been in healthcare philanthropy for (yikes!) a little over 15 years now and first 10 in consulting. Would be happy to talk with you or have lunch if you find yourself anywhere around T-town!

Molly

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Molly Ingram
Vice President of Development
The DCH Foundation
Tuscaloosa AL
(205) 759-7349
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27.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 03-29-2017 09:23 AM
Good morning colleagues,

I will be completing my second year as the Director of Development at an academic medical center in Jacksonville, FL; a new profession for me.  I have learned an abundance over the nearly two years, however, I know it is just the tip of the iceberg.  I look forward to interacting with you, as my peers, and hopefully to seeing you at an upcoming conference.  If I can be of any help, please don't hesitate to reach out.

All my best,
Jessica

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Jessica Cummings
Director of Development
UF Health Jacksonville
Jacksonville FL
(904) 244-1015
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28.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 05-23-2017 10:50 AM
Hello Everyone - I just joined the AHP community.  I am a major gifts officer at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.  I am coming up on my first full year as a health care fundraiser after ~10 years in the fundraising field.  There are many new challenges, and I am enjoying it!

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Katie Dearing
Mjr Gift Ofr
Hosp for Special Surgery
New York NY
(917) 260-4163
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29.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 05-31-2017 09:43 AM
Hi, Katie! A belated welcome to AHP - hope you find the discussions here helpful!

Lindsay

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Lindsay Shelton-Gross
Manager of Membership Development & Engagement
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Falls Church VA
(703) 538-3144

Have you completed your AHP Huddle Member Profile? Make sure you include a photo!
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30.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 06-29-2017 11:40 AM

Good morning, AHP Community! For those of you new to our family, please take a moment to introduce yourself. Also, take a moment to update your profile by going to Volunteer / My Volunteer Profile. We love to see smiling faces in our feeds!

Welcome aboard!

Denise



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Denise Brassé
Director of Membership & Partnerships
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Falls Church VA
(703) 538-3150
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31.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 06-29-2017 12:36 PM

Greetings from Richmond, VA!  I joined Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation in October 2016 and have been enjoying my role as Chief of Staff to our CEO.

Prior to my time at Bon Secours I have worked in a variety of fundraising positions within healthcare and higher education.


I look forward to getting to know this group and benefit from your collective professional experiences!

Stephanie



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Stephanie Jenks
Chief of Staff
Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Fdn
Richmond VA
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32.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 07-12-2017 01:52 PM

Hi! My name is Electa Waddell and I started as the Marketing/Foundation Director for Hendry Regional Medical Center on April 17th.  Previously I served as the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator with the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners and was also a former Executive Director of the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce. I received my B.S. from Florida Gulf Coast University. I am looking forward to networking with other individuals and sharing great ideas and lessons learned. 



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Electa Waddell
Mktg/Fdn Dir
Hendry Reg Med Ctr Fdn
Clewiston FL
(863) 983-2735
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33.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 30 days ago
Hi @Electa Waddell, Welcome!

Hope you enjoy the community, and are able to check out our Resource Center

Feel free to reach out if you need any assistance.

Best,
Corinne

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Corinne Ogu
Coordinator, Membership Administration
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Falls Church VA
(703) 538-3148
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34.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 07-12-2017 11:55 AM

Hello everyone, I thought I would take a moment and introduce myself. I have recently accepted the position of Foundation Director for St. Luke's Elmore, a critical access hospital located in Mountain Home Idaho. For the last four years, I have worked in the Community Health Center world managing quality, policy, and outreach programs for three rural sites. I received my MBA from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho and my undergrad from Boise State University (yes the place with the blue turf). Previously, I served five years in the U.S. Army as an infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division in upstate New York. I look forward to our future collaborations.



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Matthew Johnson
Foundation Dir.
St Luke's Elmore
Mountain Home ID
(208) 587-6291
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35.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 07-13-2017 08:24 AM
​Welcome,

I started in January as the Development Officer for Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation. I have found this forum very helpful. Glad to have you aboard. Best of luck in your new position.

Agnes Palmer

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Agnes Palmer
Dev Ofr
Treasure Coast Hospice
Stuart FL
(772) 403-4574
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36.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 07-13-2017 09:24 AM
​Hi Matthew,

Its nice to meet you - welcome!  Congratulations on your new role.
Shawna

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Shawna Ferguson
Sr Dev Ofr
St Josephs Health Care Fdn
London ON
(519) 646-6100 x 79731
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37.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 07-13-2017 10:18 AM
​Welcome Matthew!

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Amie Busbee CPA
Spartanburg Regional Fdn
Spartanburg SC
(864) 560-6729
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38.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 07-13-2017 12:30 PM
​Welcome to the Foundation world and good luck. More importantly, thank you for your service!

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Tonya Thayer Meyer
Exec Dir
FHN Foundation
Freeport IL
(815) 599-7213
tmeyer1@fhn.org
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39.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 10 days ago
Good morning everyone!  My name is Ryan Damlo and I have recently accepted the position of Foundation Executive Director at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena, MN.  I have been a part of the Foundation Board for the past 2 1/2 years and I was lucky enough to be selected for this newly created position within TCHC.  Our Foundation is small and we have not actively sought donations over the past years except for a capital campaign 15 years ago.  I have many questions in regards to employee giving, major gifts, planned giving, donation tracking software, etc, that I am excited to learn from you all.  I just signed up for the conference in New Orleans and I am thrilled to get the needle moving on our Foundation!

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Ryan Damlo
Fdn Exec Dir
Tri-County Health Care
Wadena MN
(218) 632-8148
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40.  RE: Introducing Yourself

Posted 3 days ago

Greetings from South Florida!  My name is James (Jim) Konschnik.  I am currently the Development Director, Major Gifts for Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami. Previous to taking this role, just over 2 years ago, I was the CEO of the Transplant Foundation in Florida.  My past experience has been in the non-profit/health sector for over 20 years in a variety of roles, all including fundraising in some way shape or form.  I am very interested in meeting colleagues from around the world and much looking forward to meeting a lot of folks in New Orleans at the upcoming International Conference as well as continuing my education and moving transplant and research philanthropy forward.




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Onward,
James Konschnik
Director of Development, Major Gifts
University of Miami/ Miami Transplant Institute
Miami FL
(305) 243-4390
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