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Hennepin Healthcare Foundation

Ballinger | Leafblad is proud to present the following information on behalf of our client,
Hennepin Healthcare Foundation, in its search for a President.

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Hennepin Healthcare Foundation was created in 2009 to raise funds and awareness for
Hennepin Healthcare. The Foundation has its own Board of Directors, staff, by-laws 501(C)3
status and strategic plan.

With 20 staff members, the Foundation has grown donations significantly over the years, to
$22 million in 2017.

Hennepin Healthcare, formerly known as Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), is a
Level I trauma center and comprehensive healthcare system based in Minneapolis, the
county seat of Hennepin County. The extensive primary facility of 484 beds is located in
downtown Minneapolis, across the street from U.S. Bank Stadium. Hennepin Healthcare
also includes neighborhood clinics in the Minneapolis Whittier neighborhood, East Lake
neighborhood, North Loop neighborhood and the suburban communities of Brooklyn Park,
Golden Valley, St. Anthony Village and Richfield.

Patients come from a broad geographic region to be treated at Hennepin Healthcare
because of the recognized trauma specialists, transplant services, stroke specialists,
advanced endoscopy/hepatobilliary center, brain injury rehabilitation services, and
hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

The original hospital was established in 1887 as Minneapolis City Hospital, later called
"General Hospital" or "City Hospital". Ownership was transferred to the county in 1964,
when the entity was renamed Hennepin County General Hospital. By the late 1960s, the
hospital was comprised of a disorganized group of buildings, leading to the decision to clear
and rebuild the facility. The current inpatient hospital facility was completed in 1976 and
renamed Hennepin County Medical Center.

The hospital incorporated the adjacent Metropolitan-Mount Sinai Medical Center facilities in
1991 and gained Level I trauma center status in 1989, the first such site in the state.
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The hospital underwent a governance change in January 2007, which created a new
governing entity with greater autonomy from the county government. The public mission of
the hospital did not change, but this transition was made with an eye toward the long-term
viability of the hospital.

In 2012 the hospital partnered with NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, Metropolitan
Health Plan, and Hennepin County’s Human Services and Public Health Department to form
an accountable care organization called Hennepin Health. By February 2013, Hennepin
Health had enrolled 6,000 clients and today has around 22,000 clients.

In 2015, the Hennepin County Board allocated $192 million for a new outpatient clinic and
specialty care center, right across the street from the emergency department entrance. The
377,000 square foot building opened in March 2018. And, after an exciting re-branding initiative,
Hennepin County Medical Center became Hennepin Healthcare, an identity which better reflects
the organization’s widening array of services.

Hennepin Healthcare has independent residency programs in dentistry, pharmacy practice,
emergency medicine, internal medicine, combined internal medicine/emergency medicine,
family medicine, general surgery, podiatric surgery, and psychiatry. In addition, the
organization is a rotating site for many programs from the University of Minnesota,
including orthopedic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology,
neurosurgery, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, radiology, urology and many
medical subspecialty fellowships. It has independent fellowships in geriatrics, critical care
medicine, sleep medicine and nephrology.

Hennepin Healthcare also provides
emergency medical ambulance
services for the cities of Minneapolis,
Golden Valley, Shorewood, Eden
Prairie, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, St.
Anthony, Woodland, Excelsior,
Deephaven, Tonka Bay, Richfield, and
the majority of the city of Minnetonka.
Hennepin Healthcare EMS logs over
75,000 911 calls every year from an
urban/suburban population base of
roughly 770,000.
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Hennepin Healthcare also has a large psychiatric
program, home care and hospice, and an innovation
group called Upstream Health Innovation. The Hennepin
Healthcare Research Institute (the third largest medical
research nonprofit in Minnesota), makes contributions
to the study and practice of medicine in four focus areas:
Acute Care/Trauma, Addiction, Health Services and
Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS).

Hennepin Healthcare’s unique position of being Minnesota’s largest level one trauma
center, safety net and public teaching hospital offers innovative ways to influence the health
of the region.

Hennepin Healthcare Foundation supports the mission and vision of Hennepin Healthcare.

The Foundation completed a three-year strategic plan in 2017, identifying three Strategic

Hennepin Healthcare Foundation Strategic Priorities
1. Develop Resources to Support the Mission and Vision of Hennepin Healthcare
2. Strengthen Community Partnerships, Internally and Externally
3. Build Organizational Capacity

An experienced team of fundraisers, the
Hennepin Healthcare Foundation is
working to create a culture of
philanthropy throughout the entire
organization and to introduce the
mission and outcomes of Hennepin
Healthcare to an even wider audience.
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The Foundation raised $22 million in 2017 to support four areas of focus:
Patient Care & Comfort: Every gift makes a significant
impact in removing barriers to healthcare access and
providing comfort during times of uncertainty.
Donations allow the Foundation to fund new medical
equipment to enhance patient care, offer yoga classes
for cancer patients, cover co-pays for patient
medications, provide new mothers access to a hotline
for assistance, and provide a book to every newborn and
child through the Children’s Literacy Program.

Community Health: As one of the nation’s first nonprofit, nurse-led,
public health organizations, MVNA has served the health care needs of
the community for more than a century. In 2016, MVNA and Hospice of
the Twin Cities joined with Hennepin Healthcare and now serve as the
community health division. This unit delivers care in shelters, private
homes, schools, child care centers, businesses and community centers
and provides over 20 community-based safety net programs. Some of
these programs are prenatal and birth, chronic disease management,
end of life and bereavement. HHF provides financial assistance to

Medical Education and Training: Education and
training programs have been preparing medical
professionals since 1893. Over half of all
physicians in Minnesota receive training at
Hennepin Healthcare. Contributions have
provided tuition for nutritional support training,
equipment and technology for the
Interdisciplinary Simulation & Education Center,
Paving the Way assistance for employees
interested in pursuing higher education in the
nursing field, portable Megacode Kid manikins for
fire, police and paramedic training, ventilator simulator for the surgery department,
certification of pharmacists in asthma education along with lung models and respiratory
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Medical Research: Since 1952, the Hennepin Healthcare
Research Institute (formerly Minneapolis Medical Research
Foundation) has provided a home where physicians at
Hennepin Healthcare can study diseases they see in their
patients and develop new treatments to improve their care.
Researchers are practicing physicians and medical
professionals. They use their impressive medical
backgrounds to advance medical knowledge and improve
the care their patients receive. Some of the current research projects include ALS, chronic
diseases, dementia and aging, heart disease and heart failure, organ transplantation, trauma
and burn, and traumatic brain injury. Hennepin Healthcare Foundation provides financial
assistance to help fund medical research through the Hennepin Healthcare Research

(including grants held at Hennepin Healthcare)

Government Grants $ 15,221,692
Individuals $ 2,903,536
Corporate/Foundation $ 2,083,855
Revocable Legacy Gifts $ 750.000
Earned Income (net) from
Retail Ventures $ 325,850
Investment Income $ 420,000
2017 TOTAL $21,704,933
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Small Grants
The small grants program was created to support internal initiatives that benefit patients
and staff of Hennepin Healthcare. Grants from $5,000-$25,000 are used to enhance the
patient and family experience, purchase supplies and equipment, or benefit the work of

Next Steps
The award winning Next Steps program was created in 2016 and works to keep youth and
young adults safe from repeated acts of violence. Over 170 participants were helped after
staff connected with youth admitted for violent trauma. This hospital-based youth violence
intervention partnership is between Hennepin Healthcare and the City of Minneapolis.
Leaders from the Emergency Department, Spiritual Care, Social Services and Security work
with staff from the City of Minneapolis Department of Health, Minneapolis Police
Department and the Office of the Mayor.

In 2017, 105 teen parents earned their high school diploma or GED through the TeenHOPE
program. Pregnant and parenting teens are connected with public health case management
services focused on helping them complete their educational goals, deliver healthy babies,
delay subsequent pregnancies, develop responsive parenting skills, and achieve self-

Pediatric patients of the Hennepin Healthcare Burn Unit recently participated in the inaugural
CampRED summer camp by Firefighters for Healing.

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We partner with our community, our patients and their families
to ensure access to outstanding care for everyone, while improving
health and wellness through teaching, patient and community
education, and research.


Transforming the health of our community –
exceptional care without exception.

❖ Person and Family-Centered
❖ Integrity
❖ Respect
❖ Teamwork
❖ Excellence
❖ Compassion

As an organization that is not yet ten years old, the Foundation is growing and its culture is
developing. Staff members describe the culture at Hennepin Healthcare Foundation as
collaborative and cohesive. They speak about mutual respect and a willingness to listen and
consider other ideas. Creativity and innovation are welcomed! Hennepin Healthcare
Foundation staff seek continued evolution as the organization becomes more sophisticated
in its operations…ultimately, their eyes are on the goal of making an even greater
contribution toward the mission. “We are kind to donors, patients, programs and all staff,”
one person said. “We interact with many stakeholders.” It is still a young foundation but
becoming more mature and growing all the time. Opportunity abounds.
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• Establishment of the Scott F. Davies Endowed Chair in the
Department of Internal Medicine and the M. Thomas Stillman
Endowed Chair of Education and Scholarship.
• Educational program support for teen parents.
• Expand primary care in Dentistry and Family Medicine Residency
• Provide EMS consultations to rural communities.
• Continue outreach with flu vaccinations and colorectal cancer
• Support the award winning Next Step Program in doing
groundbreaking work to keep young adults safe from repeated
acts of violence.
• Expand membership in the Young Professionals Group and
Hennepin Honorary Alumni.
• Celebrated the Light Up the Night gala --the first event to be
held in the newly renovated Minneapolis Armory, entertaining
900 guests and generating $669,000 in revenue.
• Secured a $1.25M donation to support the positive care center
and how Hennepin Healthcare tends to the aging HIV
• Partnered with Delta Dental to establish the $4.6M Delta Dental
Oral Health Center.
• Secured nearly $7M through the naming of spaces in the new
Specialty Center at Hennepin Healthcare.
• Secured $2M to establish the Rockswold Kaplan Chair
supporting Traumatic Brain Injury.
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The President of Hennepin Healthcare Foundation has overall responsibility for the strategic
and tactical operations of the Foundation. The President leads the Foundation and oversees
philanthropic efforts. The President has a staff of talented direct reports overseeing the
development, financial and administrative functions of the foundation. There are 20 full
time staff at Hennepin Healthcare Foundation.

The President has a dual reporting relationship to the Chief Executive Officer of Hennepin
Healthcare AND to the Hennepin Healthcare Foundation board of directors. The Hennepin
Healthcare CEO, Dr. Pryor MD, MBA, joined Hennepin Healthcare in April 2013 after previous
leadership roles in healthcare and academic settings.

Hennepin Healthcare Foundation’s board is made up of an engaged group of community
leaders. Board activities include quarterly full board meetings as well as regular committee

This opportunity is available due to the retirement of Ford Bell, DVM. In his three years as
President of Hennepin Healthcare Foundation, Dr. Bell elevated the Foundation to a new
level by growing staff and enhancing community relationships.

• Lead the development of the Foundation’s long-range, strategic, and operational plans;
manage the execution of the plans to ensure that objectives are being achieved
• Oversee the planning, implementing and coordinating of fundraising activities, ie “builds
a playbook”
• Oversee and participate in research to identify resources available through community
foundations, trusts, grant programs, etc., and develop fundraising/solicitation
approaches and campaigns
• Encourage, partner and engage with internal stakeholders and community supporters to
raise funds for Hennepin Healthcare’s programs and services
• Develop, implement, monitor, and revise annual goals and objectives for the Foundation
to support the missions and objectives of Hennepin Healthcare
• Develop and monitor annual budgets that ensure the Foundation has the necessary funds
to carry out its goals and objectives
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• Work collaboratively and productively with Foundation staff and the Hennepin
Healthcare Foundation Board members; also interact professionally and positively with
Hennepin Healthcare staff and Board
• Maintain positive working relationships with external organizations to increase
community awareness of the related needs of Hennepin Healthcare
• Demonstrate skillful problem solving, decision making, planning and tracking
• Maintain knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that
impact the Foundation. Develop effective internal controls that promote adherence to
applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies
and federal, state, and private health plans
• Stay current with the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the
philanthropic and advancement fields by attending seminars/workshops, reading
professional journals, and actively participating in professional organizations
• Provide executive leadership and oversight for advocacy and community relations
efforts on behalf of Hennepin Healthcare Foundation
• Positively communicate and manage relationships with people of diverse backgrounds
and cultures
• Develop and maintain an equity lens in key relationships including with Board, staff and
all fundraising stakeholders.

• Exhibit a leadership style of cooperation, creativity, encouragement, partnership,
optimism and determination.
• Proactively lead an organizational culture that values and rewards passion, collaboration,
honesty, achievement, teamwork, creativity and innovation.
• Set a tone of optimism, innovation and collaboration within the Foundation. Maintain
and enhance the positive culture within the organization.
• Select, train, motivate, and evaluate Hennepin Healthcare Foundation staff with a focus
on maximizing individual and group capabilities.
• Assure ongoing professional development and coaching for staff at all levels.
• Identify and analyze the structure of the organization, design of jobs, and work
processes for the Hennepin Healthcare Foundation area. Implement appropriate
changes to improve effectiveness, productivity, and efficiency that support the overall
goals of the Foundation and Hennepin Healthcare
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Essential Qualifications
• Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• At least ten years of demonstrated fundraising and major donor development and
solicitation experience
• Five years of staff leadership experience including management level reports

Knowledge and Skills:
• Demonstrated success in engaging a high-level community board of directors
• Proven success in multi-million-dollar philanthropic & capital campaign leadership
• Demonstrated success leading a development function in a large, complex environment
• Exhibit a positive communication style with a wide variety of stakeholders
• Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills
• Knowledge or interest in current health care systems and ability to align with
organizational goals and outcomes

Leadership Characteristics and Abilities:
• Ability to raise funds and communicate directly with local leaders to foster funding,
sponsorships and relationships
• Ability to thoughtfully drive change to further the mission and vision of the organization
• Exhibits the highest ethical standards
• Ability to lead and enhance a cohesive, accountable culture; ability to grow and modify
the culture as the organization evolves
• Strategy minded; able to focus on the big picture
• Politically astute; able to navigate relationships and responsibilities
• Experience collaborating with multiple levels of management and within a complex
system with dual reporting lines
• Ability to positively and accurately represent the organization and its values to the
community (i.e. regulatory bodies, suppliers, government officials)
• Possessing a dynamic and empowering leadership style and a positive attitude
• Firm commitment and passion for diversity, equity and inclusion. Past experience
communicating and managing relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and

Preferred Qualifications:
• Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) or equivalent philanthropic certification
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The executive compensation package is highly competitive and includes participation in the
organization’s comprehensive benefits plan.

For additional information and to apply for the position, please contact:

Marcia Ballinger, PhD Lars Leafblad, MBA
Co-Founder/Principal Co-Founder/Principal
651-341-4840 612-598-7547


Hennepin Healthcare Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
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