Swedish Medical Center Foundation Names New President

October 30, 2015
As reported in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Jay Vogelsang, CFRE, will be joining the Swedish senior leadership team in early December as Chief Development Officer and President of Swedish Medical Center Foundation. Jay comes to Swedish with 30 years of leadership experience in fundraising for large, complex medical centers including University of Utah Health Sciences and Mayo Clinic.

At University of Utah Health Sciences, Jay and his team worked together to secure two gifts in excess of $40 million each and increased fundraising 50 percent over the previous 12 months with an emphasis in donations from grateful patients. While at Mayo Clinic, Jay designed, led, and managed all facets of fundraising for The Campaign for Mayo Clinic, the institution’s first comprehensive campaign which realized $1.35 billion in new outright donations and an additional $1 billion in deferred gifts.

The Puget Sound Business Journal quoted Swedish Health Services Chief Executive Officer Tony Armada as saying, “I think Jay will bring a multitude of academic research and best-practices philanthropy through his own experience and passion to make a difference in the communities he serves.”

Janet True, a 10-year member of the Swedish Health System Board of Trustees and a member of the Swedish Medical Center Foundation Board of Governors, led the national search for a new Foundation president.

“We had some incredible candidates,” said True to the Puget Sound Business Journal. “We chose Jay in a unanimous decision, because we want to grow the Foundation to what Seattle deserves, making sure we have the best of the best in quality care.”

Jay starts Dec. 1.