The Manager of Annual Support, in collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, is responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating and directing a comprehensive, coordinated and effective annual giving (philanthropic) program. Partners with development officers, directors, advisors, Gundersen leadership and Foundation volunteers to identify donor prospects to move through the donor pipeline. Identify major gift prospects. Responsible for cultivating, contacting and soliciting annual donors and prospects (grateful patients) capable of making gifts of $50-$10,000. The incumbent is responsible for not only leading cultivation and stewardship moves but also personally conducting such activities as thank you calls, tours, educational opportunities, etc. for new and renewing donors. Goal is to build the annual giving “Heritage Society”. Leads others who work in the annual giving area. The incumbent will maintain and promote a personal, professional philosophy of community involvement by participation in professional and community activities.
Education and Learning:
Bachelor's degree in Communications or Marketing or Business or a related field
3-4 years of progressive experience and successful involvement in fundraising and/or development, advanced computer skills, and previous experience in managing annual support activities and initiatives.
Gundersen Health System is where caring meets excellence through a comprehensive health network of wholly owned services and regional partners. Our vision is to enhance the health and well-being of our communities, while enriching every life we touch, including patients, families, and staff. Gundersen Health System is where nationally recognized quality meets dedicated, compassionate professionals, caring for patients in all stages of life.
Gundersen Health System is located in La Crosse Wisconsin, has nearly 9,000 employees, including more than 1,700 nurses, serve residents of western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. We are a dynamic healthcare organization anchored by a large, multi-specialty integrated practice and a Level II trauma and teaching hospital.