Championed the establishment of new corporate sponsors of the Memorial Health Foundation; generated charitable contributions in support of Memorial Children's Hospital and HealthWorks! Kid's Museum through extensive relationship building. Researched, prospected, and solicited donations from local businesses and corporations. Identified synergies between business goals and Foundation programs. Managed a database of 3,000 businesses, with 450 active supporters; distributed communications to promote events. Designed annual fundraising plan and annual appeal; developed sponsorship packages and collaborated with a grant writer to solicit corporate-based foundations. Represented organization at local events and community outreach initiatives.
Initiated Architecting Healthier Communities, a prospecting tool that provided small and mid-sized businesses an opportunity to donate funds in $100 to $5,000 increments; applied moves management methodology to grow relationships into larger supporters and provided a platform to introduce philanthropy. Donations were used to fund student programming.
Generated $11,000 from eight new relationships in the first year; renewed seven out of the eight in the second year, and acquired three new supporters, which resulted in $14,000 in donations from the Architecting Healthier Communities initiative, which became part of the annual appeal.
Secured a $113,000, two-year commitment from PNC Bank; wrote proposal, maintained budget, submitted grant, oversaw primary volunteer initiative, and managed relationship.
Maintained local relationship with Kohl's that donated $90,000 annually; managed employee volunteer program that produced additional grant funding of $1,000 in 2008; $5,000 in 2009; and $4,500 in 2010.
Hosted a mobile learning adventure and School Years to Cool Careers events in partnership with PNC Bank, local mall, Tribune newspaper, and Comcast cable; recruited local community members to speak about their careers to promote professional goals to elementary students.
Launched Grow Up Great program, a Halloween-themed event held in the childbirth waiting room at the hospital; received outstanding support, attendance, and publicity from TV and newspapers.
Acquired three new curriculum sponsors for HealthWorks! Kid's Museum with 100% renewal rate.
Completed a week-long visit to Children's Hospital of Atlanta; met with patient liaison, event planning and corporate giving officers, and pediatric research oncologist; gathered market research and best practices to enhance operations, strategy, efficiency, and overall success.