The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health works in alignment with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the child health programs of Stanford University. Its mission is to elevate the priority of children’s health and increase the quality and accessibility of children’s healthcare through leadership and direct investment. The Foundation is named for Lucile Salter Packard, in honor of her lifelong commitment to the well-being of children. Mrs. Packard and her husband, David, cofounder of Hewlett-Packard, were the driving forces behind the development of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, from which the foundation evolved. The Hospital, which opened in 1991, merged with Stanford University Medical Center in 1996, and the Foundation was established as an independent public charity to ensure a continued source of dedicated funding and support for children’s wellness. The Foundation supports clinical care, research, and education to improve the health of children and expectant mothers, locally and worldwide.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Development and Administration, the Director of Corporate Relations will lead a team charged with maximizing philanthropic support from corporations and corporate foundations. A field fundraising position, the Director will be expected to personally cultivate, solicit, and steward large gifts from corporate donors. Gifts from corporations will be solicited on behalf of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford University School of Medicine for various pediatric patient care, research, and training programs as well as in support of capital projects. This will be an entrepreneurial undertaking with the Director having the opportunity to further develop and expand the corporate giving program. A college degree and at least six years of proven and productive experience soliciting large philanthropic gifts are required; experience soliciting gifts from corporations is preferred. The successful candidate will also have a genuine interest in children and their health.