Director of Major Gifts

California, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 08, 2020
Oct 07, 2020
Health, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time



Palo Alto, California

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in the search for a Director of Major Gifts.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Major Gifts the Director of Major Gifts will join a dynamic eight-member major gifts team dedicated to maintaining and growing the pipeline of donors with the capacity to make gifts of $100,000 to $5 million and above. The Director of Major Gifts will work directly with a portfolio of the Foundation’s most generous donors and high potential prospects.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, a wholly independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works to improve the health and well-being of children and expectant mothers by fundraising on behalf of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and the child and maternal health programs at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Opened in 1991, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, the 361-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Its centers provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain and behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy and newborn, pulmonary, orthopedics and sports medicine, and transplant. It also provides an additional, wide range of services for babies, children, and pregnant mothers. The hospital's main building, which opened in December 2017, is the country’s most technologically advanced, family-friendly, and environmentally sustainable hospital for children and pregnant mothers.

Stanford University School of Medicine is a premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, collaborative discoveries, and innovation. The School of Medicine consistently ranks among the nation’s top 10 medical schools, integrating research, medical education, patient care, and community service. The School of Medicine’s partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics facilitates the rapid translation of basic science into better clinical care for patients of all ages.

In 2019, 15,427 donors gave $190 million to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the child and maternal health programs at Stanford University School of Medicine. The Foundation is currently in the quiet phase of a campaign, which will allow for the continued growth of Stanford Children’s Health as a leader in pediatric and obstetric care and research. This is a time when innovation in child and maternal health is flourishing, and the Foundation team will drive the most transformative gifts to the Hospital and School of Medicine.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health believes that a workforce comprised of people from different backgrounds and experiences makes it better at what it does. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that the Foundation team brings to its work and the workplace represents a significant part of not only its culture, but the Foundation’s reputation as well.

The Foundation embraces and values its differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and all of the other characteristics that make each of us unique.  It also recognizes that not all differences are visible and everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of visible or invisible differences.  All individuals are welcome.

A bachelor’s is required for this position as is at least six years of progressively responsible fundraising experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health to elevate the priority of children's health.

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