David Grober to lead development effort at Health System
The Sharon Regional Health System board of directors is pleased to announce the formation of the Sharon Regional Health Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit subsidiary that will have a dedicated leadership board comprised of community members. David Grober will assume the role of president and executive director of the newly formed foundation. Grober was most recently the vice-president for college advancement at Thiel College in Greenville, PA and is a lifelong member of the community.
The mission of the Sharon Regional Health Foundation is to enhance and promote health care services offered in the communities served by Sharon Regional Health System through partnerships, fundraising, and stewardship. The efforts of the Foundation will benefit both the Health System and the community by ensuring the most modern technology and highest level of care is available locally for current and future generations; by allowing Sharon Regional to remain a strong, independent Health System governed by a local board of directors; by raising funds to help offset the financial challenges presented through health care reform; and by providing opportunities for people and organizations both locally and from outside the area to invest resources in a manner that meets their philanthropic goals. The Sharon Regional Health Foundation will work collaboratively with the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
Grober brings an extensive background of development and fund raising experience to Sharon Regional. His 18 years of fundraising at Thiel College were highlighted by the securing of a $25 million estate gift in 2011 for endowment, the largest donation in the college’s history. He previously served as division director of the United Way of Southwestern PA, the director of annual giving at Westminster College, and executive director of the United Way of Lawrence County. He earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Kent State University and is a member of the Mahoning/Shenango Planned Giving Council, and also serves as a board member of John XXIII Home in Hermitage.
“My family has enjoyed decades of quality care here at Sharon Regional and I am honored to help further the mission of the Health System during this time of growth,” Grober said.
“As a community, non-profit hospital now supported by the structure of a foundation, we will offer an outlet for those wishing to express their personal thanks through charitable giving. Through those efforts we’ll take another step to further position Sharon Regional as the region’s healthcare leader, while serving as the best possible community partner.”
For more information on the development program at Sharon Regional call 724-983-7317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.