Montefiore Einstein has created incredible synergy around new bench-to-bedside discoveries that draw on the strengths of both institutions – premier educational opportunities, cutting-edge research, and science-driven clinical services. While there’s great promise in the combined force of Montefiore Einstein, the integration of two complex institutions requires thoughtful planning and tremendous leadership, particularly as it relates to philanthropy. To capitalize on the opportunity that the integrated system presents, the Montefiore and Einstein development teams were integrated into one office in August 2016.
Since coming together, the Montefiore Einstein Office of Development, led by Rachelle Sanders, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, has doubled the number of full-time frontline fundraisers on the ground, re-engaged donors who have lapsed during the transition, and elevated the system-wide conversation about philanthropy through a strategic planning for development process led by executive, trustee, and campus leaders. With a strategic plan for development in hand, Montefiore Einstein has the roadmap and leadership investment to guide and focus fundraising activity over the next several years. By demonstrating what it means to give back and inspiring others to do the same, Montefiore Einstein will aspire to reach its overarching vision of becoming a leading philanthropic institution that attracts transformational support locally and beyond the New York City region.
Watch Montefiore Einstein celebrate the system’s shared vision of transforming health and science for all, and honor Ruth Gottesman, EdD, Einstein Board Member and Development Committee Member, and Ira Millstein, Esq., Einstein Board Member, at the 2017 Gala for Montefiore Einstein.
Envisioning Our Future
Montefiore Einstein’s bold, expansive vision for philanthropy is supported by a set of values which will serve as a compass for the Office of Development and internal stakeholders across the system:
To meet our vision, we plan to strengthen our operation and introduce new approaches to our work that will reinforce our values and create lasting change. Specifically, we plan to focus on five objectives:
Reporting to the Senior Director of Special Events, the Director of Special Events will be a member of a six-person team that produces all aspects of fundraising, stewardship, alumni and cultivation events for the Office of Development. Events are designed to engage donors and prospects with the goal of raising critical funding for Montefiore and Einstein. S/he will be responsible in collaboration with fundraising and lay leadership to strategically plan, implement and execute a full roster of annual events.
The Director of Special Events will oversee a broad portfolio of events with managing responsibilities as follows;
The Director of Special Events will bring a minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in event management, preferably in a medical and/non-profit environment and will present the following qualities: