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Maher Named Executive Director of Raritan Bay & Old Bridge Medical Foundations

Stephen Maher, MHA, has been appointed executive director of Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and Hackensack Meridian Old Bridge Medical Center Foundation. He takes the reins from Melissa Magyar, who has moved into a new role as executive director, Principal Giving, within Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation.

“Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and notable fundraising experience to his new role,” says Joyce P. Hendricks, president and chief development officer, Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation. “He has been an integral part of our team for several years now and I look forward to the wonderful things he will accomplish in benefit of the hospital, its patients and its team members. I also thank Melissa for her dedicated service to the Old Bridge and Perth Amboy communities.”

“I am thrilled to join Raritan Bay and Old Bridge Medical Center Foundations and to lead their important fundraising initiatives,” said Maher. “Both medical centers have provided exceptional care to patients and their loved ones for many years, and I look forward to working with the medical center, board of trustees and the community to secure funding that will help the hospitals meet the needs of their respective diverse communities.”

Maher joined Hackensack Meridian Health in 2019 where he served as the assistant director of development at Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center Foundation. During his tenure, he built strong relationships within the hospital and community, and his fundraising had an impact on many initiatives at Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center, including for the Dr. Robert H. and Mary Ellen Harris Heart and Vascular Center fundraising campaign, a $19.5 million project.

Before joining Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, Maher was executive director at CCS Fundraising in Baltimore, MD, where he secured a $2 million endowed lead gift to support capital improvements and program expansion. Prior to that, he spent several years in Texas as director of the Baylor Scott & White Health Foundation, leading a $5 million campaign for Round Rock Cancer Center – among other philanthropic improvements across the health system.

Maher received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida and his Master’s of Health Administration at Texas A&M University.

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