Tampa, FL – After completing a national search, Moffitt Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Susan Stern has accepted the position of vice president, Foundation. Stern has vast experience in fundraising, having been with the Moffitt Foundation for 12 years and holding the position of executive director for the past 10. In her new role, Stern will focus on creating opportunities to support cancer research, patient care and education.
“I am honored to serve as the vice president of the Moffitt Foundation,” Stern said. “Philanthropic support is vital to accelerating and expanding the world-class patient care, research and education that Moffitt is known for. Those who invest in Moffitt are valued partners in supporting our mission — to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. I look forward to working closely with them to ensure our goals are achieved and our patients’ quality of life is enhanced.”
Stern will direct and manage an ongoing strategic plan for the Foundation and build consensus for fundraising goals among internal and external constituencies.
“We are fully confident Susan is the leader that will take our fundraising efforts and the Foundation team to the next level, regionally and nationally,” said William S. Dalton, Ph.D., M.D., center director and CEO of Moffitt. “Her knowledge of the issues and overall expertise make her the ideal choice.”
Prior to joining Moffitt, Stern had a long history in fundraising and philanthropic efforts. She has held fundraising and development positions with the American Red Cross, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America.
Stern graduated with a bachelor’s in public relations from the University of Florida, with a minor in political science. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Athena Society and National Healthcare Advisory Board for Philanthropy. Stern is on the board of the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers and St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School, and she is a sustaining member of The Junior League of Tampa.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.