Michelle Hood, FACHE, president and CEO of EMHS announced today that Mike Smith has been named president of the EMHS Foundation, the philanthropy organization that supports EMHS organizations throughout Maine.
Smith comes to Maine with more than 25 years of philanthropy experience, including executive-level roles at the University of Rhode Island Foundation and the Kansas State University Foundation. He has also worked in the private sector as a small business owner and partner. He has extensive experience in teambuilding and fundraising program development.
“Mike is an inspiring, innovative philanthropy leader who brings broad experience to the EMHS Foundation,” says M. Michelle Hood, EMHS president and CEO. “He has the skills to ensure our philanthropy program is responsive to donor needs and focused on supporting the EMHS programs and services that provide people throughout Maine with high quality healthcare.”
After working in educational development for many years, Mike is looking forward to transitioning to healthcare.
“Healthcare philanthropy improves lives,” he says. “Every gift, no matter how large or how small, makes a difference. It is my goal to ensure that through philanthropy, we’re enhancing the health and well-being of our communities. I can’t wait to get started meeting with donors, community members, and healthcare leaders.”
The EMHS Foundation manages a comprehensive philanthropy program, including annual, planned, and major giving programs as well as a number of fundraising events and campaigns. They also oversee the EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospital program that supports children’s services at many EMHS member hospitals. To learn more about the EMHS Foundation, visit www.emhsfoundation.org or call 973-5101.