Monthly Archive: February 2018

On behalf of our client Allina Health, CohenTaylor is pleased to announce an executive search for their next Executive Director of Development, Mercy Hospital Foundation!

Executive Director of Development, Mercy Hospital Foundation


Mercy Hospital has consistently been ranked among one of the best hospitals in Minnesota; ranked third in the Twin Cities and fifth in the state while being named Best Regional Hospital in a 2017 ranking of U.S. News & World Report. Exceptional healthcare institutions defy norms and expectations by providing state-of-the-art facilities and ground-breaking specialized services to communities. Philanthropy plays a significant role.

The Mercy Hospital Foundation, a part of Allina Health, provides philanthropic support for the operation and strategic priorities of Mercy Hospital. Mercy Hospital is one hospital with two campuses, following a merger in 2017. These combined campuses have delivered top-notch medical care in healing with family-centered environments for more than 50 years in the Twin Cities north metro communities.

Funds raised by the Foundation have contributed to the creation of The Mother Baby Center at Mercy Hospital, as well as Cancer patient emergency funds and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. In 2016, the Foundation began a three-year campaign, “Advancing a Legacy of Caring.” Among other goals, this campaign hopes to combine adult inpatient mental health and addiction services onto the Unity campus, and to create Allina Health’s first all private room 40-bed adult mental health unit.

To continue its important work, the Foundation is seeking its next Executive Director of Development. The person filling this role will be the chief fundraiser for the Mercy Hospital Foundation and as part of Allina Health in the North Metro market. This position partners with the CEO and senior leadership of Mercy Hospital, manages a volunteer board of directors and leads a small, yet vibrant team to secure philanthropic revenue.


To view the full position profile, please click here. For more information or to send your credentials, please email All inquiries will remain confidential.


On behalf of our client Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) of Minnesota, CohenTaylor is pleased to announce an executive search for their next Vice President of Development and Donor Engagement!


Vice President of Development and Donor Engagement- Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota 

Most crucial community nonprofit institutions work hard to maintain operating funds so that they can effectively carry out their stated mission. While contributed funds flow in from a variety of avenues, one steady source in our community is through donor advised and endowed funds at the Catholic Community Foundation.

The Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) collects, grows and distributes funds on behalf of its individual and institutional donors. Their gifts and unrestricted dollars of The Legacy Fund sustain many of the programs that serve our communities. While all grantees are nonprofits whose missions align with Catholic social teaching, the Foundation serves many secular groups and organizations in addition to those with faith-based missions.

The CEO of CCF is  looking for candidates who might consider joining the team as the next Vice President of Development and Donor Engagement. It is an executive-level role and manages a team of development and marketing professionals responsible for: cultivating and stewarding relationships with existing individual donors and institutional partners, cultivating relationships with prospective donors and their professional advisers to establish new funds, and communicating and marketing the vision and value proposition of CCF to the wider community.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with experience in fund development (major/planned gift solicitation), board/volunteer engagement and staff leadership and development.  Candidates may come from traditional nonprofit roles and/or financial services sales. CCF is looking for someone who understands the art and science of a strategic development program to continue on a successful history of asset development.  Candidates must be able to build authentic relationships and a donor service culture that reflects both donor intent and donors’ passion for mission and social values of the Catholic Church. A bachelor’s degree is required, while a master’s, law or business administration degree is preferred.


To view the full position profile, please click here.

For more information or to send your credentials, please email All inquiries will remain confidential.




CohenTaylor is thrilled to announce that Adler Graduate School has welcomed Dr. Jeffrey Allen as it’s new President!

Adler Graduate School is thrilled to welcome Dr. Allen as its new President. Dr. Jeffery Allen is a creative leader with extensive background in higher education administration, program development, and leadership. Additionally, Dr. Allen has extensive background in nonprofit management and general business.

Jeff started his career as a social worker and program director. In 2002, he shifted from social work and program direction to higher education leadership. He has held a variety of roles, including faculty member, Dean, Campus Vice President, and College President.  Most recently, Dr. Allen has been consulting in the higher education and business community, with a role in Executive Coaching and Leadership Development.

Dr. Allen has a PhD. in Education Policy and Administration.  His Doctoral thesis was titled, Human Service Theory in Action: An Applied Model for Community Services, Healthcare, Education, Corrections and Long-Term Care.  His academic career spans responsibilities in enrollment management, program development, accreditation, and faculty engagement.  Additionally, his work in the nonprofit sector provides experience with board governance and problem solving in organizations concerned with mission advancement.

Dr. Allen is curious and driven. He’s a continuous learner and active community volunteer board member. He began his new position at Adler Graduate School this past December.