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Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital Welcomes New Director of Philanthropy

Ellsworth- Northern Light Maine coast Hospital is pleased to announce that Ruth Calas has been hired as the Director of Philanthropy for both Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals.  Ruth joined the Northern Light Health Foundation in 2015 as the Director of Philanthropy for Blue Hill Hospital where she has grown the fundraising program and worked closely with donors to further engage them with the mission of the hospital.  Ruth brings a wealth of experience and a history of developing and cultivating strong community relationships, and advancing a culture of philanthropy among employees, providers and leadership.

Ruth will be responsible for the comprehensive philanthropy program for Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals.  She will work with the foundation team to raise critical funds for both hospitals from annual giving, corporate and foundation support, planned giving, special events and grateful patient fundraising.

Ruth brings nearly 20 years of fundraising experience to her role.  Prior to joining Northern Light Health she worked at The Jackson Laboratory in various fundraising roles including Director of the Annual Fund, Planned Giving Officer and Senior Major Gifts Officer.

Ruth can be reached at 207-664-5577 or [email protected].

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