It is a privilege and an honor to serve as Jefferson’s Executive Vice President during this pivotal time in health care. A 190-year tradition of excellence coupled with the dynamic leadership of President and CEO Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, positions Jefferson to take the lead in revolutionizing American health care during this era of rapid and far-reaching change.
With Dr. Klasko at the helm, thousands of our colleagues and constituents have been collaborating on a blueprint for strategic action that was formally unveiled April 10. We aim to unify the hospital, the university and the practice plans to create “One Jefferson” that will be the global front-runner in the integration of healthcare delivery, research and education.
As plans for Jefferson’s future unfold, our team at the Office of Institutional Advancement, formerly the Jefferson Foundation, is embarking upon an exciting journey to enable Jefferson to fully optimize its philanthropic potential in every arena and to strengthen an engaged alumni association. This is my third post as a chief development officer for a major institution, and I am proud of the programs put in place during my tenure to support and engage alumni.
I want the Office of Institutional Advancement to be one of the very best of its kind; the importance of alumni cannot be underestimated,
and I am committed to investing resources to ensure that the role of Institutional Advancement is one of service to alumni. Our goal is to strengthen alumni ties, create new pathways for engagement and cultivate strong, lifelong relationships between Jefferson and alumni from all our colleges.
We have the right ingredients for success. Our legacy spanning nearly two centuries, dedicated people of Jefferson — our trustees, our faculty and staff, our alumni — and our innovative, entrepreneurial approach to health care form the foundation we need for our upcoming comprehensive fundraising campaign.
I look forward to meeting you and I encourage you to email me your thoughts, ideas and comments about setting the strategic direction for Jefferson’s alumni association. Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 215-503-5138. For routine matters related to alumni relations, please contact Cristina Geso, associate vice president, alumni relations, at email@example.com
Elizabeth Dale, EdD, Executive Vice President