We are excited to announce Ann Rathburn-Lacopo as the Chief Development Officer for the Foundation of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center.
Ann has nearly 20 years of fund-raising experience in our community, most recently serving as the Chief Development Officer for the Indiana University School of Medicine/South Bend on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Prior to that, she held several positions at Notre Dame, including Assistant Director of Corporate Relations, Development Officer and Director of Foundation Relations, and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Some of her responsibilities included managing multi-million dollar gift portfolios, cultivation and oversight of undergraduate and graduate student scholarship programs, marketing and communications, and directing alumni volunteer programs and community outreach.
"We are pleased to have Ann join Saint Joseph as our Chief Development Officer," said Al Gutierrez, SJRMC President & CEO. "Right now, the need for our Foundation services is greater than ever and Ann's blend of experience and expertise in fund raising here in Michiana is pivotal in Saint Joseph advancing our Mission throughout the many communities we serve."
The Foundation of SJRMC serves as the philanthropic arm of the hospital system, securing and stewarding financial gifts to ensure the viability of essential services and programs. These gifts and grants support hospital-based services such as cardiology, pediatrics, oncology and nursing education and outreach programs such as our health clinics, the Mobile Medical Unit, tobacco cessation programs, our Pediatric Specialty Clinics, the Women’s Task Force and many more.
“In the tradition of the Catholic Church, SJRMC is a leader in the community regarding service to the poor, uninsured, and underinsured through its outreach health centers and many other health and education initiatives,” said Ann. “This is a new era for Saint Joseph with a beautiful new hospital and I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful team.”