Harold A. (Jay) Vogelsang, CFRE, joined Swedish in December 2015 as the president and chief development officer of Swedish Medical Center Foundation. Vogelsang comes to Swedish with 30 years of leadership experience in fundraising for large, complex medical centers.
In 2013, Vogelsang was recruited to the University of Utah Health Sciences where he oversaw the fundraising efforts for the university’s comprehensive academic medical center, including the School of Medicine, several professional colleges, hospitals, and clinics.
Vogelsang joined the Mayo Clinic in 2005 as the assistant chair for development, beginning a tenure when he participated in the most successful eight-year fundraising period in Mayo Clinic history. Vogelsang designed, led, and managed the institution’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign which realized more than $2 billion in gifts over a five-year period to support patient care at Mayo.
Prior to Mayo, Vogelsang was the vice president for development at his alma mater, Carroll College, and held the post of vice president for development and planned and major gifts at Special Olympics Montana. Vogelsang launched his fundraising career at Montana Tech of the University of Montana, raising money for the university’s well-known engineering school.
Before starting his fundraising career, Vogelsang was a high school teacher leading courses in English, accounting, business law, and computer science. He also served as a coach for several athletic programs including basketball, track, and football where he got his fundraising feet wet when he asked for donations for the high school athletic programs.
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