Philanthropy executive director recognized as Milton Murray fellow
Executive director of philanthropy Patti Cotton Pettis was recognized as a fellow by the Milton Murray Foundation for Philanthropy on Tuesday, June 20, 2006.
Ms. Pettis was one of six individuals selected in 2005 to receive a fellowship by the foundation, according to Karen J. Johnson, president of the Milton Murray Foundation for Philanthropy.
“Individuals nominated for this fellowship have demonstrated leadership in fundraising and have a history in leadership management,” says Ms. Johnson. “Those selected for this honor work with foundation mentors to design an educational track in selected nonprofit leadership areas.”
Previous fellows have studied at many institutions including Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Stanford University, Stanford.
Ms. Pettis elected to study at the Gallup University, one of the world’s leading providers of management education to individuals and organizations.
Ms. Pettis currently is executive director of philanthropy for Loma Linda University Medical Center and executive director of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation.
She is responsible for the fundraising activities of the four hospitals in the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center system.
Current initiatives include building a development program for the Behavioral Medicine Center, and overseeing campaigns and volunteer support for the East Campus, the Proton Treatment Center, the International Heart Institute, and the Children’s Hospital.
The Milton Murray Foundation for Philanthropy was founded in honor of Milton Murray, pioneer in philanthropy in the Seventh-day Adventist world and beyond. Mr. Murray has spearheaded advancement efforts among Seventh-day Adventist institutions throughout the United States and around the world that have impacted their ability to make a great difference in the lives of others.
Recognition of his leadership and his efforts has been noted by the National Society of Fundraising Executives and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, as well as other well-known organizations.
By Richard Weismeyer