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.
To continue its important work, the Foundation recently engaged CohenTaylor Executive Search Services as a partner in the search for its next Executive Director of Development. 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. Ultimately, Linda Ortner was selected to fill this role and will be a member of senior philanthropic leadership at Allina.
Linda is a passionate leader with a demonstrated history of impactful outcomes in the non-profit industry. Most recently employed by the Washburn Center for Children as its Chief Advancement Officer, she is skilled in Major Gifts, Capital Campaigns, Planned Giving, Staff Development, Volunteer Training and Management, Strategic Initiatives, and Program Evaluation. Linda, with volunteers and her team, completed a major capital effort for Washburn resulting in a brand new building housing programs in behavioral health. She has also worked with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota 4-H Foundation. Linda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Human Development from Colorado State University and recently completed a Master of Art in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota.
Linda Ortner’s first day is July 16th.