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Katherine Widness Named Director of Grants and Foundation Relations for the Sisters of Charity Health System
Date:4/20/2009

CLEVELAND, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Katherine Widness has been named director of grants and foundation relations for the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS). In this new position, Widness will oversee a comprehensive grant-seeking program on behalf of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

Working closely with hospital leaders, ministry leaders and program staff, she will research and develop an annual plan for grant submissions, track and evaluate those submissions and serve as point of contact for all foundation relationships as it relates to fundraising for SCHS-sponsored ministries.

With fundraising experience in both Akron and Cleveland, Widness is very familiar with area funders and their interests, which will benefit SCHS and its sponsored ministries in Cleveland when matching projects to potential grant-makers.

"This new position represents a strengthened focus on building and maintaining foundation relationships to better serve the SCHS ministries and their communities," said Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO. "We are very excited to welcome Katie Widness to the Sisters of Charity Health System and believe her role in leading our grants program will be a critical component to expanding our fund development efforts."

Widness comes to the SCHS from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum where she was director of major gifts. Prior to working at the Rock Hall, Widness was a fund-raising consultant and interim development director at the Farm & Wilderness Foundation in Plymouth, VT. She spent four years as a development officer at the Akron Art Museum, has worked in development at Our Lady of the Elms School in Akron and at United Way of Summit County.

A native of Akron, Widness earned her bachelor's degree in Italian from Kent State University and her master's in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of Akron. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dartmouth Mary Hitchcock Medical Center--ALS Center in Lebanon, NH. She serves on a committee at the Spring Garden Waldorf School.

About the Sisters of Charity Health System

The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina. In 1999, Sisters of Charity Health System formed two Ohio not-for-profit corporations with University Hospitals to equally own and operate St. John West Shore Hospital, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Cuyahoga Physician Network and West Shore Primary Care. Through this equal ownership, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine continue their legacy of high quality, compassionate care that began at the time of the founding of these organizations.

The Sisters of Charity Health System is the sole sponsor of Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals, a leading cardiovascular center in South Carolina, which includes Providence Hospital/Providence Heart Institute and Providence Hospital Northeast in Columbia, South Carolina. The organization also oversees three grantmaking foundations located in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, and Columbia, SC. Each foundation sponsors significant community initiatives and collaborations that address causes and consequences of poverty.

Other health and human services and education-related organizations within the Sisters of Charity Health System include Cleveland's Joseph's Home, a unique residential care center for homeless men, Canton's Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings; and Healthy Learners, a South Carolina health care resource for children from low-income families. The Sisters of Charity Health System also provides residential eldercare services at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio. Light of Hearts Villa is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

For more information on the Sisters of Charity Health System or its individual health care and outreach ministries, visit sistersofcharityhealth.org.


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