Fountain House welcomes Wendi Huestis as its new Chief Development Officer. Wendi comes to Fountain House with a wide breadth of development experience. Most recently, as Development Director at Kiva Microfunds and in previous development positions at Room to Read and Ethical Culture Fieldston. Wendi received her B.A. in Government with Concentration in French from Cornell University and received her MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.
In Wendi’s new role, she will advance Fountain House’s essential mission by helping to grow and broaden its fundraising program. With that, Wendi is responsible for the development and implementation of Fountain House’s fundraising strategies and initiatives including capital campaign, major gifts, events, grants, planned giving and endowment development.
In 1948, Fountain House pioneered community mental health. Dedicated to the recovery of men and women with serious mental illness, Fountain House has inspired the creation of programs that currently are serving more than 100,000 people in 32 states and 34 countries. In 2014, Fountain House received the world’s most prestigious acknowledgement for humanitarian activity, The Hilton Humanitarian Prize, given annually to one organization that has made an extraordinary contribution to the alleviation of human suffering.