Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis Names Vice President

September 18, 2012

Tanya Lieber, vice president

of Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Tanya Lieber was recently named vice president of Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis. Lieber will develop fundraising programs, increase donor support, strengthening donor and volunteer relations and build visibility with corporations, foundations, co-workers and the community. She has extensive health care philanthropy experience including managing successfully multi-million dollar campaigns, acquiring major gifts and implementing annual giving programs.

Lieber previously served as vice president of development with Segerstrom Center for the Arts in California leading the fundraising programs and raising nearly $10 million last year. Lieber has also worked in fundraising at Children’s Hospital in Orange, Calif., University of California, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and American Heart Association.

“Tanya comes to us with vast health care fundraising experience and accomplishments,” said Patricia Arnold, Mercy vice president of philanthropy. “Her enthusiasm for Mercy’s mission of service to the St. Louis community will serve us well.”

In the last five years, Mercy Health Foundation raised $31 million for a variety of projects including the Cardinals Kids Cancer Center, Emerson Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Helene and Robert Hoffmann Pediatric Emergency Department, Mercy Clinic Roosevelt, Mercy Children’s Hospital, the Burn Unit and the JFK Clinic, just to name a few.  The Foundation has also raised funds to support charity care programs, the POINT program and the Heart to Heart Fair.

Tessa Trelz, chair of the Foundation’s St. Louis board of directors, said: “We understand that our philanthropic efforts play a key role in Mercy fulfilling its mission of compassionate care and excellent service, and our board members are excited to have a proven professional like Tanya join the team.”

The Foundation board has been active since 2006 and is currently comprised of 21 community leaders and volunteers.

Mercy Health Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit 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 is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the United States and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, nearly 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,700 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In the east Missouri region, Mercy’s services include a 979-bed hospital in St. Louis, 187-bed hospital in Washington, and Mercy Clinic, a 460-member multispecialty physician organization. 

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