Virtua Names New Chief Philanthropy Officer

Sarah Fawcett-Lee is Senior Vice President of Virtua Foundation

Marlton-based Virtua has named a new leader of its philanthropy program. The South Jersey health system has hired Sarah Fawcett-Lee, CFRE, as senior vice president of Virtua Foundation.

Her duties include implementing philanthropy initiatives across the not-for-profit organization to increase charitable support for Virtua’s array of programs and services.

“We are excited to welcome Sarah into this critical role at Virtua as we strive to meet the diverse needs of the South Jersey community,” said Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, Virtua’s president and CEO. “I’m confident that her passion for healthcare philanthropy, along with her ability to forge partnerships with supporters, will help us expand our mission in new and meaningful ways.”

Fawcett-Lee has spent her entire career in philanthropy, including the past 17 years in the healthcare industry. Before joining Virtua, she served for six years as a regional vice president at MedStar Health in Maryland. Previously, she was vice president for philanthropy at Mercy Health Services and director of major gifts for the Sheppard Pratt Health System—both in Baltimore.

A certified fundraising executive, Fawcett-Lee earned a master’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. She is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Maryland Chapter, and has been a faculty member and assistant dean of the Madison Institute, an annual certificate program offered by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, since 2014.

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