We know firsthand that the pace of progress inside the best academic medical centers requires strategic precision in philanthropy and talent and with particular attention to engaging faculty and embracing grateful patients. These constituencies make a dramatic difference in your success. The growing presence of mergers and new affiliations—even for established systems—present additional challenges that benefit from a seasoned perspective. We bring deep experience working with health care systems, developing grateful patient programs, engaging executive leaders and Boards, and recruiting top-level talent with experience in the science and art of securing transformational gifts and the intellectual rigor to capture faculty attention.
I have retained Development Guild to recruit key staff positions for successful campaigns at three different academic medical institutions. For each engagement, we could count on their understanding of complex systems, creativity, ability to accurately assess candidates, and unwavering commitment to successful outcomes. My long-standing relationship with Development Guild has been the primary reason why we continue to engage them. They know our needs and the characteristics of the employee who will be successful within our system. The insights that Development Guild provides are unique in the field and in part this is a result of their search services being deeply informed by their fundraising practice, but I believe it also has to do with the continuity and dedication of their senior leadership.
- Mark Kostegan, Senior Vice President of Development
Development Guild has been our partner over the length of our seven-year Campaign, beginning with Campaign planning. They have provided both intensely focused counsel and general strategic input. We continue to choose Development Guild because their staff offer broad knowledgeable perspectives, they understand our unique position and ambitious goals, and we trust their leadership to bring the best current Advancement thinking to the table.
- John Hayes, Vice Chancellor for Advancement