ST. LOUIS - Mercy recently promoted Sandy Koller to regional vice president of philanthropy for its east Missouri region. She will work with St. Louis, Washington and Jefferson Regional leadership and staff to further develop programs and enhance the region’s philanthropy goals and direction.
“Sandy’s extensive experience and fundraising leadership skills will help elevate Mercy Health Foundation in the area,” said Patricia Arnold, vice president of philanthropy for Mercy.
Koller will maintain her position as Mercy-wide campaign manager, managing Mercy’s campaign efforts across the four-state service area while providing support and guidance to Foundation leaders.
Koller has been with Mercy for 18 months, most recently serving as interim vice president of philanthropy for Mercy Hospital St. Louis in addition to her role as campaign manager.
“The opportunity to provide additional resources that increase access to excellent health care is what makes everyday worthwhile,” Koller said.
Prior to joining Mercy, Koller owned a business serving political, non-profit and corporate clients in the areas of fundraising, event planning and public relations.
Mercy Health Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, raises money and community awareness for Mercy Hospital. It is dependent on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to help Mercy meet community health care needs. Mercy Health Foundation invests its philanthropic support in facilities and the advancement of technologies and programs to enhance Mercy’s ability to provide excellence in health care. For more information, visit mercy.net/giving.
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 32 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,900 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In Mercy’s east Missouri region, Mercy’s services include a 979-bed hospital in St. Louis, 187-bed hospital in Washington, 251-bed hospital in Festus and Mercy Clinic, a 570-member multispecialty physician organization. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.