James P. Digan has been appointed president of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, effective today. He brings a wealth of diverse fundraising experience to this role including previous foundation leadership roles at other health systems, foundations and higher education institutions.
Digan was most recently president of the Rochester General Foundation, a 650-bed community health system in Rochester, N.Y. In this position, he oversaw all philanthropy for the system. He also previously served as executive vice president for development and chief advancement officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where his leadership was key to their successful $400 million capital campaign.
In addition, Digan led philanthropic efforts at The Albany Medical Center Foundation, The Glaucoma Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Middlebury College and Colgate University, where he also received his bachelor’s degree.
“Philanthropy has a rich history within our organization and as the need for services grow, fundraising plays an ever more important role in our ability to fulfill Nationwide Children's mission and deliver on our strategic plan,” said Nationwide Children’s CEO Steve Allen, MD. “The in-depth knowledge of children’s hospitals and academic medicine that Jim brings to this role positions him well to build on our Foundation's success in securing critical funds and advancing our work.”
Digan will build upon the recent work the Foundation has done to strengthen corporate partnerships, foster relationships with donors and achieve fundraising goals.
Note to Editors: James P. Digan resides in Columbus, Ohio (43215).