Hospice Buffalo
  • Foundation
  • Cheektowaga, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Days with occasional evenings and weekends.  

Responsible for assisting the president of the Foundation in executing fund-raising activities and events targeting corporate giving and individual donors via direct mail appeals and other strategies to support The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care and its affiliates.  Performs other duties as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs the Foundation's Corporate and Business Relations as it relates to special event sponsorships, corporate giving, cultivation and stewardship of corporate donors. Aggressively pursues strategies to recruit new corporate partnerships that will lead to enhanced giving and corporate support.
  • Works together with Director of Development to help coordinate aspects of the Hospice Foundation's Direct Mail program (i.e., and Annual Appeal (Spring and Fall Appeals) and to coordinate solicitation asks and cultivation of identified appropriate donors. Oversees and coordinates all aspects of the Employee Giving Campaign and Lapsed Donor September Appeal with an emphasis on growth. Develop strategies for cultivating and upgrading donors through moves management. Targets donors with potential for growth in philanthropy and long term commitment to hospice.
  • Assists as needed with the Foundation's Light-A-Life Tree program including promotional strategies, sponsorships, and preparation of print materials, direct mail solicitations, online marketing, donor communication.
  • Oversees Memorial Brick Walkway Program, including promotion, sales, permanent recognition, donor cultivation and assist with related dedication ceremonies.
  • Promotes other special temporarily restricted giving opportunities (Capital Fund, Volunteer Department, Camp Blue Skies, Hospice Angel Fund, Essential Care for Children, Expressive Therapies, Bereavement, Green Fund, Research and Education and Charity Care).
  • Assists President and Director of Development with the advancement of the Foundation's donor cultivation strategies.
  • Provides primary oversight of the Foundation's Signature Society targeting top donors to the Foundation's Annual Fund drive. Responsibilities include recruitment and cultivation of Signature Society membership, communication, strategizing with volunteer chairs, incorporating board support, as well as planning and execution of all related events and activities.
  • Develops proposals for corporate donors and businesses to support the needs of various CHPC programs and services.
  • Responsible for cultivating and stewarding Foundation donors and volunteers at the $500-999 level and moving them up to the Klosterman Society $1,000+ donors.
  • Assists events team with third party groups and organizations.
  • Recruits new external partners as it relates to opportunities for fundraising and marketing promotions.
  • Prepares articles for the organizations various print and online newsletter publications (e.g., Hospice Journeys, In Touch, Hospice Happenings, Dove Notes and Annual Report as well as external publications as necessary.
  • Assists President and Director of Development with board relations relative to Annual Fund and corporate sponsorship efforts.
  • Works with teams and other departments to promote the work of the Hospice Foundation (team meeting visits etc.) in conjunction with the Director of Development.


  • Education / Certification - Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience - At least 3 years' experience in development for a non-profit organization.
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