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St. Helena Region Hospitals Announces New Philanthropy Leadership



St. Helena, CA

July 15, 2011

St. Helena Region Hospitals Announces New Philanthropy Leadership

Stephen Lundin has been appointed Chief Development Officer for St. Helena Hospital Region. He will provide administrative leadership for philanthropy for the Napa Valley, Clearlake and Vallejo campuses, and executive sponsorship for the St. Helena Hospital Foundation in Napa Valley. Raising over $6 million annually, the Foundation is a critical source of capital for St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley, funding advancements in programs and facilities to benefit the community.

"Our hospitals rely heavily on the generosity of our friends,” says Terry Newmyer, President and CEO of the St. Helena Region of Adventist Health. “Steve's work will focus on securing meaningful gifts that will allow us to truly achieve excellence on behalf of health delivery for our patients."

After completing a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley in 1974, Lundin returned to begin his fundraising career there in 1976 as Director of Annual Giving, then as Director of Major Giving. In 1984 he became VP of Sales for Master Systems, a small software company specializing in fundraising applications for non-profits, where he gained national recognition as a speaker and writer. The company went on to become the largest of its kind in the West. He became President and CEO of the Alta Bates Foundation in Berkeley in 1992, and was later named the new CEO when Alta Bates merged with Summit Medical Center in 2000. Under his leadership, the Alta Bates Summit Foundation became one of the leading hospital development programs in northern California, raising over $140MM for the medical center.

Throughout his career, Lundin has used pioneering techniques, and a gift for inspiring people, to set and achieve visionary goals for hospital development. “What sets Steve apart is his ability to make fundraising truly an outgrowth of mission,” says David Duncan, Chairman of St. Helena Hospital Foundation. “He is not only very effective at creating partnerships with donors, but also at reducing the cost of fundraising, ensuring that each gift has the maximum impact.”

“Working with the community and staff at St. Helena is a tremendous opportunity,” says Lundin. “There’s such a spirit of support and involvement, and the scope of the initiatives we will be funding creates an unprecedented opportunity for individuals to make a real difference. It isn’t only doctors who save lives.”

Formerly a member of the UC Berkeley tennis team and still an avid tennis enthusiast, Lundin has run the #1 Celebrity Tennis Tournament in the country, which raised $5MM during its nineteen years. He enjoys spending time with his wife of thirty years, Mary Jane, and their two children, Jeff and Abbey.

About St. Helena Hospital: With its many innovative wellness programs and other top quality health care services, including the Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center and Coon Joint Replacement Institute, St. Helena Hospital, situated in the heart of the Napa Valley, is one of the nation’s premier health care destinations. The hospital serves its local communities with comprehensive medical care, including cancer, cardiovascular and behavioral health. For more information, visit