Healthcare & Science

Associate Vice President, Planned Giving City of Hope, Duarte, California

A world leader in the treatment and research of cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses, City of Hope’s scientists partner with doctors to turn laboratory breakthroughs into remedies that save lives. The organization is consistently named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and has received the prestigious four-star rating from Charity Navigator. From cutting-edge research to exquisite and compassionate clinical care to the advancement of biomedical education and training, the City of Hope team is committed to treating the whole person, not just the disease.

Philanthropy is in the City of Hope DNA. Since its founding in 1913, donors from across the country have supported and influenced the City of Hope vision to give people dignity and help them live longer, better lives. Today, its Office of Philanthropy is building a national reputation as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. With a unique focus on engagement and innovation, the Office of Philanthropy is now recruiting dynamic and dedicated professionals to support the City of Hope commitment to “the miracle of science with soul.” This is a tremendous chance to join a premier fundraising team that helps turn hope into reality – and changes medicine for people around the world.


We will be known institutionally and nationally as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. Success will be achieved by building exceptional, long-term donor partnerships and demonstrating that all levels of philanthropic support are leveraged to realize maximum impact for City of Hope’s mission. Holding to the highest standards of professional performance and conduct, our committed staff will function as a highly collaborative, efficient and creative team.

The Opportunity

The Associate Vice President (AVP), Planned Giving will develop, implement, and direct a robust and sustainable planned giving fundraising strategy. This includes providing vision and leadership to the planned giving staff as well as a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the planned giving process and its relevant legal, financial, and administrative regulations. Reporting to the Vice President, Development (Planned Giving), the AVP will provide strategic goals and objectives for the planned giving program, and personally manage a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and donors. The chosen candidate will bring significant experience (7+ years) in fundraising, along with demonstrated knowledge of planned giving vehicles in a healthcare or higher education setting. Experience hosting cultivation and stewardship events, working with major gift officers to create sophisticated blended gift proposals, and writing and executing complex gift agreements is strongly desired.

Past searches and placements for City of Hope

  • Associate Vice President, Transformative Philanthropy
  • Senior Executive Director of Development, Foundation Relations
  • Senior Executive Director for Event Analytics and National Strategy
  • Manager, Donor Engagement & Qualification
  • Vice President, Donor Experience and Philanthropy Communications
  • Senior Executive Director of Development, Affinity and Legacy Groups, 3rd Party and Workplace Giving
  • Senior Director, Planned Giving Administration
  • Senior Director, Planned Giving
  • Senior Director, Foundation Relations
  • Associate Vice President, Affinity Groups, Third Party and National Events
  • Vice President, Corporate and National Philanthropy Programs
  • Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts
  • Associate Vice President, Planned Giving
  • Associate Vice President, Philanthropy, Foundation Relations
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