Mercy announced the addition of Marilyn M. Geiger, CPA, today as Mercy Foundation president, a position that will lead a team of fundraising professionals as Mercy continues to expand health care into local neighborhoods and regional communities.
Geiger is former executive director for Norman Regional Health Foundation, where she developed close bonds with the philanthropic community. She was instrumental in growing and administering the foundation’s numerous grant programs, as well as raising money to build a new health complex.
The Mercy Foundation is able to help countless patients through its extensive fundraising ventures. Geiger’s talents in finance and fundraising will be used to foster growth across Mercy’s expanding network of medical facilities in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Enid, El Reno, Ardmore, Norman, Marietta, Healdton and Ada.
“This is an exciting day for Mercy as we welcome Marilyn as president of the Mercy Foundation,” said Di Smalley, CEO of Mercy in Oklahoma. “Marilyn brings a vast amount of experience in finance and fundraising. She also brings the heart of a servant – a heart that will serve her well in Mercy’s ministry.”
Geiger inherits a strong team of Mercy Foundation directors already rooted in Oklahoma.
“I’m excited about having the opportunity to work with Marilyn,” said André Moore, director of Mercy Memorial Health Center Foundation in Ardmore. “She brings a wealth of experience and expertise that I feel will enable us to further grow and develop.”
Kay Oliver, executive director of Mercy Foundation in Oklahoma City, believes future possibilities are limitless.
“The Mercy Foundation has had great community support over the years, and we’ve seen Mercy grow as the community has grown,” Oliver said. “The foundation has played an important role in that growth, and I look for the foundation to play an even bigger role in the coming months and years.”
Earlier this year Geiger was honored by the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants as the 2010 “Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry.” Geiger graduated from Louisiana State University with an accounting degree, launching a career encompassing tax, finance and philanthropic planning. She also enjoys community and professional affiliations with organizations such as the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and Oklahoma Planned Giving Council.
Personally, Geiger’s life revolves around her four grown children and five grandchildren.