Lakeland HealthCare names new vice president

David Burghart has been named Executive President of Philanthropy for Lakeland HealthCare.

Burghart has served as Executive Director and President of the Lakeland Health Foundations since October 2009 and has been a member of Lakeland’s Senior Leadership Team since 2010. He will retain the title of President of the Lakeland Health Foundations.

Burghart is responsible for overseeing the fundraising and development activities for Lakeland HealthCare and its affiliates, including planned giving, donor relations, and capital campaigns.

He also oversees the activities of the health system’s volunteers and auxiliaries, which includes the operation of two cafes in St. Joseph and the gift shops in St. Joseph, Niles, and Berrien Center.

Over the last four years at Lakeland, Burghart has helped to raise more than $14 million in community support for capital projects such as the Marie Yeager Cancer Center, the expansion of the Emergency Departments at the Niles and Watervliet hospitals, as well as the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center.

Prior to joining Lakeland, Burghart held management positions in the foundation operations, fundraising, and professional development field for more than 27 years.

As Foundation President at the 515-bed Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Los Angeles, Burghart led a $10 million fundraising campaign in support of a new patient care tower. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Development for Andrews University.

Burghart graduated from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a degree in music education, and later earned a master’s degree in music education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. He has extensive experience in music education as a teacher and department chairman.

Writer: Second Wave staff
Source: Lakeland HealthCare

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