Livonia, MI

Vice President, Philanthropy, Trinity Health

The Organization

Trinity Health is seeking a dynamic, energetic, creative, and visionary leader to serve as its Vice President, Philanthropy, based in its Livonia, Michigan headquarters. This is a newly created role and a career-defining opportunity at one of the most respected and progressive health systems in the U.S.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare delivery systems in the nation. It serves approximately 6 million people each year, across communities in 22 states, with 93 hospitals, 122 continuing care locations, 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians, as well as 24,000 affiliated physicians. With annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion, assets of $23.4 billion, and community benefit of $1.1 billion, it is effectively delivering on its mission to be a transforming healing presence in the communities it serves. Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues that are committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities.

Trinity Health delivers approximately 1.5 percent of the acute hospital care services in the United States. It is also the largest provider of PACE services, and one of the largest non-profit providers of home healthcare. Trinity Health is also a recognized leader in the delivery system transformation activity that is taking place in American healthcare. It is successfully reshaping its clinical and business models to fulfill its strategy to deliver people-centered care, and achieve Triple Aim outcomes of better health, better care and lower costs.

Position Overview

The VP, Philanthropy is a newly created leadership role within Trinity and serves as the executive leader for Trinity Health’s system-level philanthropy strategy, planning and operations, focused on positioning philanthropy as a core revenue resource for the health system. This is the top development officer for the health system. The VP, Philanthropy will provide vision and leadership to achieve philanthropic goals to create a comprehensive and cohesive development operation for Trinity Health. She/he will be responsible for overseeing the planning, organizing, and implementing of all fundraising programs, including planned giving, annual giving, capital and major campaigns. As a compelling, articulate, visionary leader, the VP, Philanthropy for Trinity Health organizes, builds and leads an integrated effort to generate philanthropy support and processes across the enterprise, and is responsible for establishing and growing a high-performing philanthropic culture throughout the health system. The VP, Philanthropy will lead all aspects of philanthropy for Trinity Health, and additionally, all regional health ministry (RHM) Chief Development Officers will have a direct reporting relationship into the VP, Philanthropy, as well as a direct reporting relationship to their RHM CEO. By providing executive leadership, the VP, Philanthropy will help facilitate the growth and enhancement of each RHM foundation by providing resources to ensure each is successful. The success of the VP, Philanthropy will be predicated on their ability to be seen as a highly engaged and collaborative leader, with the ability to take an innovative approach to philanthropy while developing effective relationships across the system.

How To Apply

Resumes or nominations should be directed via email to For additional information or to discuss this position further, please contact the executive search consultants Jim King, Mercedes Vance or Dan Young at (615)-800-2296.

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