Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer, Kelly O’Brien, is currently responsible for a staff of 72 (growing to 80+ in FY18). The philanthropy team raised more than $50 million in fiscal year 2016, surpassed $62 million in fiscal year 2017, and has a goal of $80 million for fiscal year 2018.
Departmental Vision Statement
Philanthropy – the practice of giving time or money to improve the human condition – will be stressed in all Fred Hutch does to free the world of cancer and disease. Fred Hutch will be home base for all who care deeply about cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and who believe cures are on the horizon; from donors giving $1 to $1 billion, to clinical trial participants giving the greatest gift of all – hope for those who believe in the power of research.
The department has five key program areas:
• Individual Giving includes Annual Giving, Planned Giving, and Philanthropic Gifts, which has a team of frontline fundraisers focused on donors and prospects with capacity of $10,000-$250,000, and a team focused on donors and prospects with capacity of $100,000-$2.5million.
• Principal Gifts staff focus on prospects of $5 million+.
• Institutional Giving oversees corporate, foundation and organizational relationships.
• Donor Engagement and Events includes Stewardship and Recognition, Cultivation activities, Fundraising Events including external partnerships, and Donor Communications.
• Donor Information Services includes Prospect Management and Research, Data Services and Analytics, Database Management, and Gift Processing.
Staff work in partnership with Executive Leadership, Trustees, a volunteer Board of Ambassadors, and three Guilds. Collaboration with the departments of Marketing and Communications, Business Development and Industry Relations, and Finance is keenly important to success. Faculty are actively engaged with departmental activities and donor relationship building.