Foundation names new director

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published January 13, 2016

 Louise Rallis-Wibbelman

Louise Rallis-Wibbelman

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MOUNT CLEMENS — Louise Rallis-Wibbelman has been named director of the McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation.

She had held the same position on an interim basis since the spring of 2015.

“It’s a pleasure and great honor to be named director and lead an incredible organization,” Rallis-Wibbelman said. “Having been with this organization for several years, I am very proud of all the work we’ve accomplished in the past and excited for all the possibilities and opportunities the future holds.”

As director, Rallis-Wibbelman, who has been with the McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation since 2012, will be responsible for all development, including capital campaigns, the foundation’s Grateful Patient Program and donations from individuals and other foundations.

The McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation’s mission is to promote philanthropic support of McLaren Macomb Hospital by funding projects, programs and technology, further enhancing the quality, convenience and excellence of health care and wellness in the community.

Rallis-Wibbelman brings more than 20 years of health care fund development and donor relations experience to the position, having held various development roles in major southeast Michigan health care systems, most recently as fundraising events manager for McLaren Macomb. Additionally, Rallis-Wibbelman brings years of experience building, nurturing and maintaining professional relationships.

As fundraising events manager, Rallis-Wibbelman successfully increased attendance to the Crystal Ball, the Mat Gaberty Golf Classic and BRAvo, major annual fundraising events, and increased the involvement of McLaren Macomb partner vendors.

“We are excited that Louise is able to stay on in her role and lead the foundation,” said McLaren Macomb President and CEO Tom Brisse. “We are confident that she will lead in a way that will be prosperous for our organization and maintain the great reputation the foundation has earned over its many years.”

For more information on the McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation and its programs, go to www.mclaren.org/macombfoundation.

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