MITZE MOURINHO is President of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. An accomplished fundraising executive with more than 20 years of healthcare fundraising experience, Mitze is a strategic leader with a strong record of success in building long-term relationships with donors and volunteers. She is currently leading the Foundation’s largest fundraising effort to date – the $100M Heart of the East campaign in support of the hospital’s $500M redevelopment project that will completely transform its campus. Before coming to MGH, Mitze spent close to 17 years with St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation where she played a pivotal role in the hospital’s successful capital campaigns and in securing the hospital’s largest individual and corporate gifts.
Mitze is passionate about healthcare fundraising and, in 2013, earned the designation of Fellow from the Association of Healthcare Professionals. This professional distinction recognizes dedication, continual advancement and demonstrated commitment to ethical standards of professional practice in healthcare resource development. Mitze is one of only 20 Canadians to hold this professional designation.
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