Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013
PLYMOUTH, N.H.— Julie DeGalan, MBA, from Campton, has come full circle. After starting hercareer in fundraising over 15 years ago in Plymouth, DeGalan has returned, as Speare Memorial Hospital’s new director of development.
“It is wonderful to bring my experience and expertise to my community hospital and to be able to give back,” enthuses DeGalan.
Moving to the greater Plymouth area 25 years ago, DeGalan was hired by Plymouth State University in the career office. When an opportunity arose to integrate the University’s existing Development Office and Alumni Relations, DeGalan welcomed the opportunity to become the institution’s first director of advancement saying, “The philosophy behind merging the two was that alumni builds relationships and development follows.”
DeGalan explains that development is about getting to know people and strategizing how to link what a potential donor is interested in and what an organization wants to accomplish. Health care is one avenue for donors to give back and improve society, as demonstrated by Speare’s own history of being built on a groundswell of community support. DeGalan says she is looking forward to getting to know people’s stories and “further connecting their generosity in giving of their time, talent and treasure to supporting the mission of Speare with the hospital’s priorities going forward.”
It was DeGalan’s connection to the greater Plymouth community that impressed Speare’s President and CEO Michelle McEwen. McEwen says, “This is where Julie lives, and as she has shared, Speare has been her health care provider of choice. Combined with her experience and expertise in healthcare fundraising, Julie was the ideal candidate to become our new director of development.”
Following her tenure in advancement at Plymouth State, DeGalan worked in fundraising at both Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School. Most recently, she was the director of development at New London Hospital. DeGalan holds a bachelor’s in geography from Michigan State, and earned her Master of Business Administration at Plymouth State University.
For more information about connecting with Speare Memorial Hospital or making a gift, contact Julie DeGalan directly at (603) 238-2211. Speare Memorial Hospital—nationally ranked a HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospital—is a 24-hour, acute care, non-profit community hospital and health care provider serving Plymouth and the communities of central New Hampshire for more than a century. Visit online at www.spearehospital.com or join us on Facebook.