PARTNERS IN PHILANTHROPY
RESULTS THROUGH COLLABORATION
In her 10 years as Executive Director of the McLeod Foundation in Florence, South Carolina, Jill Bramblett has compiled quite a list of accomplishments, not the least of which is the successful implementation of One Vision, One Future...The Campaign for McLeod Health. With GSI`s help, McLeod`s campaign helped support expansions for the Cancer Center and Hospice House in Florence, and the Emergency Center in Dillon. It should come as no surprise that McLeod enjoyed this historical campaign success given Jill`s background and capacity for groundbreaking achievement. She launched her tenure at McLeod Health in 1991 and exponentially climbed the executive ladder before assuming her current position. She`s been a Merit Award Recipient at McLeod, and chaired that committee for six years. Additionally, Jill extended her talents beyond the Health System as a sought-after volunteer, with Board service in Florence for the Rotary Club, the YMCA, the Public School system, and the Girl Scouts, from which she received the prestigious Woman of Achievement Award. Among her many professional extracurricular roles, she serves as a South Carolina Cabinet Member for the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, and on the Board of South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO). Her lilting southern elocution results from Wilmington, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina roots. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Jill settled in Florence 20 years ago, is married, has three children, Jared, Justin and Rachael, and three rescue dogs that provide a loving exclamation point to Jill`s very bountiful life.
Martin Richman is the Vice President of Philanthropy and Executive Director of the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation (MRHF) in Milford, MA, the latest position in an enormously rich and productive career. Since Martin`s arrival at Milford a few years ago, the development program has expanded exponentially, including most recently, a major capital campaign that Martin is spearheading in partnership with GSI as counsel. Martin recalls that it was professional culture shock when he transitioned to healthcare from the arts. Prior to MRHF, he spent nearly seven years as director of development and marketing for the Worcester Art Museum, completing a $35.5 million campaign. Before that, he led a comprehensive $10.5 million campaign at Bancroft School in Worcester, MA. Despite a full plate at MRHF, Martin also carves time out to serve on the Board of the New England Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, and as public speaking professor for Clark University, from which he graduated and where his wife, Joanne, currently serves as associate dean.
Philip Salerno III
One of the highlights of Mr. Salerno`s more than 20 years at Children`s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey, is the $33 million "The Building Begins with Children" campaign he recently managed and completed in partnership with GSI. Currently, he is President and Chief Development Officer of the hospital`s Foundation. The road to success was paved with the largest gifts ever received from an individual, a corporation and a foundation - each at the seven-figure level, the first such gifts in the history of the hospital or the Foundation. The campaign`s landmark gift was the $5 million grant naming the "PSE&G Children`s Specialized Hospital". The ultimate result? A new 128,000 sq. ft., 60-bed pediatric rehabilitation hospital. An active community leader, Mr. Salerno also serves as president of the Water Works Conservancy and on the board of the Leadership New Jersey Graduate Organization and the Partnership for New Jersey. An ardent New York Yankees fan, he and his wife, Mary live in Oradell, New Jersey with their two sons.
Some might say that Peter Semenza`s background as a New York State Certified Interior Firefighter is among his most important skill sets, because professional fundraisers perform their share of fire extinguishing. We do know his expertise has forged some remarkable results at St. Peter`s Hospital in Albany where Peter serves as Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation. Working with GSI, Mr. Semenza is leading The Cornerstone Campaign...Building for the Future, the largest fundraising campaign in the 140-year history of St. Peter`s Hospital as they climb closer to their goal of $35 million. Under his leadership with the venerable George Hearst as campaign chairman, Cornerstone netted the first seven-figure gift in St. Peter`s history, and then secured two more after that! In total, his efforts since joining St. Peter`s in 1997 have helped generate 60 million in philanthropic dollars for capital improvements, technological advancements and program development for St. Peter`s Health Care Services. Peter also established the Foundation`s first Endowment Fund which, today, includes assets of $6.3 million. Peter lives in Waterford, New York with his wife, Maria, and his two children. When he`s not raising millions of dollars for St. Peter`s, he serves on the Board of Trustees of Maria College, and on the Board of Directors of Hudson Valley Community College Foundation. Peter may be a firefighter in his spare time, but he`s setting the world on fire professionally.
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