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Vice President of Philanthropy
CEO of Barrow Foundation, St. Joseph's Foundation, and The Congenital Heart Foundation
Foundations welcome new leadership
Ronald Mirenda serves as CEO of three support foundations
Ronald F. Mirenda has been named vice president of philanthropy at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.
In this role, Ron will serve as the chief executive officer of St. Joseph's Foundation, Barrow Neurological Foundation, and The Congenital Heart Foundation, three support foundations that raise funds for clinical care, medical research, and professional education at the hospital.
"I'm excited to welcome Ron and pleased he will be leading the next evolution of our philanthropic efforts," says Mary Jane Crist, CHW Arizona service area leader of philanthropy.
Mirenda has more than 35 years of experience in fundraising, strategic planning, public relations, and communications, and has had significant leadership roles in fundraising campaigns with combined goals of more than $750 million.
Mirenda's expertise includes campaign design, campaign management, and leadership gift strategies.
experience includes 15 years as chief advancement officer or senior development officer at prestigious institutions such as the University of Chicago
, Case Western Reserve University
, Provenant Health Partners
, and the University of St. Thomas
In addition, Mirenda has worked with organizations such as the National Air and Space Museum, The Smithsonian Institution, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and University of California, Irvine.
He is the founder and owner of Mirenda & Associates, which provides strategic fundraising counsel to organizations in the arts, education, healthcare, and human services.
He also co-founded DonorNet™, an e-commerce company dedicated to helping nonprofits use the vast marketing and fundraising opportunities of the internet.
"I look forward to working with our board members, physicians, and volunteers to build upon the significant accomplishments of Mary Jane Crist and the foundation staff and to take the level of philanthropy for St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center to new heights," MIrenda said.
A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mirenda serves on the board of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter.
also belongs to the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy
He has chaired and been a faculty member and presenter at numerous fundraising conferences nationwide.
He holds a master of arts degree in educational administration and a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.
is moving to the Valley from Los Angeles.
Ronald F. ...
Ronald F. Mirenda
Mirenda & Associates
After more than 30 years of fund-raising, strategic-planning, public relations and communications experience, Ron Mirenda founded Mirenda & Associates in 1996.
Ron served as chief advancement officer and senior development officer for a variety of organizations and also served as a principal with several national fund-raising firms.
Deciding to settle in Denver, Colorado, Ron started Mirenda & Associates with the vision of providing solid strategic fund-raising services to the Rocky Mountain region and the nation.
Currently with clients in Colorado, Montana and Minnesota, Mirenda & Associates
' goal is to enable each client organization to enjoy greater success and deliver their mission to more people.
Look at Mirenda & Associates
goals and values on this site to learn more about our corporate philosophy.
Our consultant biographies and recent client lists are also available for you to read and learn more about Mirenda & Associates
Ronald F. Mirenda
brings more than 30 years of fund-raising, strategic-planning, public relations and communications experience to the firm.
For 15 years he served as chief advancement officer or a senior development officer with prestigious institutions such as the University of Chicago, Case Western Reserve University, Provenant Health Partners and the University of St. Thomas.
For 14 years, he has served as a principal with national fund-raising firms providing consultative services to nationally recognized clients.
Among them are the University of Denver
, the University of Massachusetts
, Amherst, Scripps College
, the University of Michigan Medical Center
, Children's Hospital Foundation of Wisconsin
, the Hazelden Foundation
, the Fine Arts Museums
of San Francisco, the Science Museum of Minnesota
, the National Air and Space Museum
, Smithsonian Institution
and many others.
has managed or played significant roles in campaigns whose combined goals approached $650 million.
areas of expertise include campaign design and management and developing leadership gift strategies and he
has been responsible for designing award-winning institutional communications programs.
has also assisted clients in redefining and restructuring boards of trustees, helping establish them as preeminent forces in their communities.
He has extensive experience in development staff design, recruitment and coaching, with the goal of helping clients become stronger and more self-sufficient.
Most recently, Ron co-founded DonorNet™, an e-commerce company dedicated to helping nonprofits utilize the vast marketing and fund-raising opportunities on the Internet.
Ron is a member and past president of the Colorado Chapter, NSFRE, and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.
is active in the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
and is a graduate of its Leadership Denver program.
has also served on the campaign cabinet of Mile High United Way for many years.
He has chaired and been a faculty member and presenter at numerous fund-raising conferences nationwide.
He holds both a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration and Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.
El Camino Hospital Board of Directors Archives
Ron Mirenda, Interim Leader Foundation