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Vice President, Donor Relations Newport Beach, CA

Hoag Hospital Foundation (HHF) has named Danna Grant as its inaugural vice president for donor relations, effective March 25, 2019. Reporting to Kenya Beckmann, the executive vice president of HHF, and working closely with HHF President Dr. Flynn Andrizzi, Ms. Grant is responsible for the vision, strategy, and successful leadership of HHF’s donor relations programs. Through these efforts, she plays a critical role in advancing Hoag’s fundraising goals by continuously promoting a donor-centric approach to further engage its supporters at all giving levels.

Ms. Grant joined HHF from The Ohio State University, her alma mater, for which she served as director of donor relations and stewardship for the Wexner Medical Center since 2015. In that capacity, she led all donor relations and stewardship efforts for the Medical Center’s five individual hospitals, in addition to the health sciences schools. Ms. Grant also played a key role in designing the Medical Center’s campaign closeout event, WEXMED Live, in the context of the But for Ohio State Campaign which raised over $3 billion from more than 750,000 donors. The event, which has since become a traveling seminar to seven other cities, continues to foster a culture of philanthropy among faculty, physicians, and donors to the Medical Center.

Ms. Grant began her career at Ohio State in 2002, first serving in the College of Veterinary Medicine and later in planned giving before transitioning to donor relations and stewardship for the College of Education & Human Ecology. From 2011 to 2015, Ms. Grant served as executive director of advancement relations at the University of Dayton, where she drove the overall strategy and execution of comprehensive communication and relationship plans for University Advancement, and significantly expanded alumni engagement and philanthropic commitments to the university.

Ms. Grant earned a bachelor of science in agricultural and developmental economics from The Ohio State University.

Rachel Ellenport led this search with Sarah Hecklau, Nicole Poe, and David Dacres. 


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