Tri-City Hospital Foundation has selected Certified Fundraising Executive Glen Newhart as its new Executive Director. In his new leadership role with the Foundation, Newhart will oversee philanthropic development and fundraising in support of Tri-City Medical Center.
Joining the team on Jan. 15, Newhart brings more than 20 years of experience to his role. In addition to building annual and capital giving programs/fundraising programs for private educational organizations in Idaho, Georgia and Arkansas, Newhart facilitated incredible results in healthcare-focused positions at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low, Ariz.; Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena, Mont. and the American Heart Association (AHA) in Marietta, Ga. At the AHA, Newhart increased fundraising revenue by 300 percent in his first year alone and advanced total giving by more than $6 million in his four-year tenure with Shodair Children’s Hospital.
“Glen brings great enthusiasm to the position and is destined to make an exceptional impact on our fundraising efforts for the hospital,” said Kevin Stotmeister, Chair of the Tri-City Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. “We are thrilled to have him on board!”
“I’m delighted to be working with such a passionate and welcoming group of donors, trustees and community volunteers,” said Newhart. “I am excited by the unified vision between the Foundation’s board, medical center’s executive leadership and healthcare district board. This is an exciting time to be taking the reins and making a difference for our community’s health and wellness.”
“Glen joins the Foundation during an exciting time – their 50th Anniversary. We look forward to the Foundation’s future growth and look forward to working with Glen and his staff,” said Casey Fatch, interim CEO, Tri-City Medical Center.
In addition to his on-the-job experience, Newhart has been honored with a number of prestigious professional recognitions and accolades. He was named one of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ “Outstanding Fundraising Professional” award winners in 2013 and received Outstanding Fundraising Performance Awards from both the American Heart Association and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Newhart acted as President elect of the Northern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals; President of the Blue Ridge Education Foundation, of which he is also a Founding Member; and the Blue Mountain Academy Alumni Association. He has served on advisory boards and panels for organizations including Northland Pioneer College Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Conference Education Committee, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the American Heart Association and Philanthropic Services for Institutions.
Newhart’s first major event with the Foundation will be its signature Fashion That Heals event, scheduled for May 17, 2014 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa.
For more information on Tri-City Hospital Foundation, visit www.tricityhospitalfoundation.org or call 760.940.3370.