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New DCH Director of Charitable Development Excited for Future Growth
At the annual meeting of the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation on Wednesday, January 17, DCH’s new Director of Charitable Development and Fundraising, Sarah Siegrist, will share her vision of future growth for the Foundation.
“Supporting the wonderful work of Dearborn County Hospital is the mission of the Foundation,” Ms. Siegrist stated. “It is committed to helping DCH grow and develop to provide the best quality care for Southeastern Indiana.”
Ms. Siegrist joined Dearborn County Hospital in October of 2017. She came to DCH from her previous position as Director of Development and Communications at Gorman Heritage Farm, an education-based nonprofit working farm in Evendale, Ohio. In her two years with GHF, she raised more than $425,000 for the organization and directed GHF’s fundraising activities, such as its Sunflower Festival and Row By Row Dinner. Ms. Siegrist also created the farm’s memorial giving program, developed its Annual Giving campaigns and wrote grants to support educational programming.
As the Director of Charitable Development and Fundraising at DCH, her responsibilities will be to develop, implement, administer and maintain a comprehensive and multifaceted program for sustainable charitable giving and fundraising for the benefit of Dearborn County Hospital and its programs and services. The DCH Foundation voted in 2017 to create this position to assist the Foundation members in fundraising and other projects.
“I am thrilled to be the Director of Charitable Development and Fundraising for Dearborn County Hospital,” Ms. Siegrist said. “My husband, Robert Kirchgassner, and I have extensive family connections in Southeastern Indiana. I personally know this is a wonderful community devoted to helping and supporting each other and it is a joy to serve in this position.”
All contributors to the Foundation in 2017, life members and major donors are invited to attend the annual meeting luncheon at noon in the Ohio Room on January 17. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting the DCH Foundation at 812-537-8322 or 800-676-5572, ext. 8322, by Monday, January 15. The cost of the luncheon is $12 per person. Individuals who are unable to attend the luncheon are welcome to attend the business portion of the meeting.
The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation accepts both private and corporate contributions on behalf of the hospital. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors which is comprised of business and civic leaders. The Foundation allocates funds for a variety of hospital projects and programs including the awarding of healthcare scholarships. For more information on the Foundation please click here.
Sarah Siegrist, DCH Director of Charitable Development and Fundraising