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Dignity Health Arizona Names Diane Abraham Vice President Of Philanthropy


Diane Abraham has been named Vice President of Philanthropy for Dignity Health Arizona. She was previously the President of Dignity Health Foundation East Valley, a non-profit foundation that raises funds for Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

In her new position, Abraham will lead strategic development and collaboration for the three Dignity Health Arizona foundations: Barrow Neurological Foundation, Dignity Health Foundation East Valley and St. Joseph’s Foundation.

During her 19 months as President of Dignity Health East Valley Foundation, Abraham restructured the foundation and significantly increased foundation revenue.

“Diane developed close relationships with key donors and aligned the Foundation’s work with the strategic needs of our East Valley hospitals,” says Linda Hunt, President of Dignity Health Arizona and formerly President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. “In her new role for Dignity Health Arizona, she will work to leverage our resources, increase the effectiveness of our three foundations and grow philanthropic giving to enable our hospitals to meet the needs of the communities we serve.”

Abraham has a doctorate in leadership studies from Marian University in Wisconsin and a master’s in business administration and bachelor’s in economics from the University of Wisconsin. Her diverse experience includes 15 years in fund-raising leadership.

Dignity Health, previously known as Catholic Healthcare West, is a network of non-profit hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada. In Arizona, there are three Dignity Health hospitals: Chandler Regional Hospital, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Contact: Lynne Reaves 602.406.4734

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