published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
McLean joins Good Shepherd Hospice
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Fundraising professional Stephanie McLean has joined Good Shepherd Hospice as a major gifts officer, effective April 1.
In her role, McLean will oversee major gifts in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. She will focus her efforts on securing gifts for the Somers Hospice House in Sebring, the George Forsythe Hospice House in Auburndale, the Palm Terrace Hospice House in Lakeland and the new 16-bed Good Shepherd Hospice House currently under construction on Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland. In addition, McLean will also coordinate fundraising activities for other Good Shepherd Hospice community programs, including the Bethany Center for Grieving Children.
McLean has more than two decades of non-profit experience in fundraising and community program development. Prior to joining Good Shepherd Hospice, she held leadership positions with the American Cancer Society and the Lakeland Regional Medical Center Foundation.
McLean earned an education degree from the University of South Alabama and is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland. In addition, McLean's community involvement includes volunteering with the Junior League of Greater Lakeland and membership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Good Shepherd Hospice, part of the Chapters Health System, is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that supports more than 600 patients each day in the tri-county area as they face the challenges of advancing age and illness. Healthcare professionals and trained volunteers embrace the Good Shepherd Hospice mission to make the most of life by relieving the suffering of patients and their families affected by serious health issues. The organization has been a part of the community since 1979 and is a 2008 recipient of a Circle of Life Citation of Honor Award. Good Shepherd Hospice programs are accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation's premier healthcare accrediting body. The United Way of Central Florida partially funds the community programs offered by Good Shepherd Hospice. For more information, visit the website at www.chaptershealth.org/hospice.
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