MILWAUKEE (9/23/2011) - Chad Linzy has joined Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation as vice president of Major Gifts. In this role, Linzy will be responsible for oversight and operations of the major gifts program for Foundation offices in Milwaukee and Appleton, Wis., and lead staff responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of gifts and pledges from individuals, corporations and foundations.
Prior to joining Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Linzy served as vice president of advancement at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in West Terre Haute, Indiana. Linzy also has held executive management positions with philanthropy consulting company, Jerold Panas, Linzy and Partners, Inc., in Chicago, as well as with high profile educational institutions including Butler University in Indianapolis and University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri.
Linzy earned a bachelor's degree in political science and telecommunications from the University of Evansville, in Evansville, Indiana and certification in health care resource development from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business in Madison, Wisconsin. Linzy also is a certified fundraising executive.
About Children's Hospital and Health System
Children's Hospital and Health System is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the health system's flagship member, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States, named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Other health system entities include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Children's Medical Group, Children's Physician Group, Children's Specialty Group, Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, Children's Health Education Center, Children's Research Institute and Children's Community Health Plan. In 2010, the health system invested more than $105 million back into the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. For more information visit the website at chw.org.