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City of Hope Names Joe Watterson Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy

Joe Watterson
Watterson will serve as a key partner in building a national philanthropy model to support increased levels of donor engagement and giving for transformative cancer care.

Following an executive search in partnership with Lindauer, City of Hope has appointed Joe Watterson as Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy.

In this role, Watterson is responsible for developing strategies to mobilize an already active and engaged volunteer contingent, expand City of Hope’s existing corporate philanthropy program, and create synergies across the enterprise to increase all levels of corporate support.  

Reporting to Chief Philanthropy Officer Kristin Bertell, Watterson is a member of City of Hope’s Chief Philanthropy Office Council. As a key partner to SVP of Individual Giving Susan Dolbert, VP of Philanthropy Strategy and Campaign Management Melissa Coleman, and VP of Donor Experience and Philanthropy Communications Mary Beth Pate, among others, Watterson will contribute to building a national philanthropy model to support higher levels of giving and increased donor engagement and loyalty.

Through these efforts, Watterson will play a vital role in City of Hope’s mission of transforming the future of cancer care.

Watterson is a proven healthcare leader with more than 15 years of experience in developing innovative, strategic national initiatives. He has served in leadership roles at both JDRF International and the American Heart/American Stroke Association, where he and his teams were responsible for launching and securing corporate support for new, national, multi-million-dollar campaigns like Rise Above Heart Failure, Check Change Control Cholesterol, Know Diabetes by Heart, and I am the Type.  

Joe Watterson was appointed in October 2023. The search was led by Lindauer Vice President and Managing Director Maureen Huminik and Senior Consultant Andrew Machado.

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