Connecticut Children’s welcomes Paulanne Jushkevich, MA, CFRE as its new Foundation President. Paulanne brings more than 25 years of experience in development, volunteer, and research-based organizations. She is energized to return to a teaching hospital where she knows the impact of Connecticut Children’s, and her own leadership, will allow for more children and families to access state-of the-art pediatric care no matter who they are.
Previously, Paulanne served as Associate Vice Chancellor, Advancement, Health Sciences and Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has dedicated her career to building sustainable, ethical fundraising programs to strengthen and enhance healthcare services, research, as well as healthcare education and awareness. Additionally, her work experience includes tenures at Jewish General Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation (now McGill University Health Center Foundation) as President and CEO, Niagara Health System Foundation as CEO, and Canadian Cancer Society as National Chief Philanthropy Officer.
Paulanne holds a Specialized Honor’s Degree from York University and a Master’s Degree from McGill University, and is well-known in the Canadian fundraising industry. She has been featured as a keynote speaker for a variety of organizations primarily on the topics of leadership in philanthropy, major gifts solicitation, stewardship, and ethics.
Paulanne will be responsible for promoting awareness of Connecticut Children’s mission and vision to inspire donors, volunteer leadership, physicians, and team members, in expanding the base for philanthropic support across the local and broader Connecticut community. In this critical role, she will oversee Connecticut Children’s first campaign in support of the health system’s large-scale expansion of the Hartford campus and manage the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.
About Connecticut Children’s
Connecticut Children’s is the only health system in Connecticut 100% dedicated to children, providing more than 30pediatric specialties. Connecticut Children’s experts and community leaders are committed to breakthrough research and innovative partnerships which have won them multiple awards. They are Magnet recognized, a designation only 7% of hospitals achieve, and Women’s Choice Award has recognized Connecticut Children’s as Best Children’s Hospital and for best pediatric emergency care.
Connecticut Children’s is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve access to health care for all children.
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