Providence Health & Services Vice President, Planned Giving in Torrance, California


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Vice President of Planned Giving to Providence Foundations –Los Angeles Service Area

Reporting to the President of the Providence Health & Services (PHS) Foundations for the Los Angeles Service Area, the Vice President of Planned Giving will manage, plan, coordinate and implement a comprehensive estate planning and deferred life gift program; interpret and apply laws and regulations to all aspects of charitable giving; obtain planned gifts; develop and expand major/planned giving donor relationships; and broaden the philanthropic constituency through major/planned giving donor fundraising for the Los Angeles Service Area.

As health care evolves, our team is responding with a vision and core strategy to transform and innovate at scale. Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) and its affiliates continue to pioneer how care is delivered by sharing one strategic plan designed to improve the health of entire populations by supporting the well-being of each person the organization serves.

About You

Above all, we are looking for a servant leader whose personal and professional background demonstrates a genuine passion for the mission and core values of PSJH. You have a style that emphasizes openness, collaboration, visibility, and connectivity. A strong, confident, results-oriented, and decisive leader with the capacity to balance the big picture and strategic perspective with a focus on operations and the details of execution. You can articulate how your work improves healthcare delivery in the communities that we serve.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate Providence Saint Joseph Health’s core values to customers, employees, and visitors; and provide quality service in the performance of work assignments and duties.

  • Develop and implement an effective planned giving strategy that takes into account the unique mission of PSJH and the special needs of donors and potential donors.

  • Develop, monitor and update a comprehensive one-year and long-range strategic plan including measurable goals and objectives for planned giving program.

  • Create and implement a planned giving marketing plan.

  • Train individual giving officers to gain familiarity with planned giving opportunities.

  • Work with individual giving officers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward current and prospective donors who have the ability to execute a major/planned gift.

  • Formulate individualized solicitation strategies for planned giving prospects.

  • In consultation with donor's advisers, provide donors with legal and tax information regarding bequests and life income gifts.

  • Draft and review gift illustrations and legal documents.

  • With counsel, advise the Foundation and Medical Centers on legal matters relating to planned giving, with specific regard for legal requirements and consequences.

  • Ensure implementation of systems to avoid potential litigation risks related to planned giving.

  • Protect the best interests of the existing and potential donor base while advising donors of potential means for donating property and/or funds to the Foundation.

  • Respond to inquiries concerning planned gifts and bequests in a timely manner.

  • Track estate gifts from probate to completion.

  • Work closely with other Foundation staff on cultivating annual, major, and planned giving prospects.

  • Identify, cultivate, and educate financial professionals (attorneys, financial/estate planners, realtors) about PSJHS and its mission.

  • Develop and conduct planned giving seminars for potential donors and/or professionals.

  • Develop budgets and other necessary long and short term planning processes to ensure continuity and growth to the program.

  • Oversee and ensure quality of all mailings and/or publications internally and/or externally that are related to planned giving.

  • Provide staffing for the Planned Giving Committee and participate on committees as directed.

  • Manage the planned giving recognition society.

  • Maintain expertise in technical aspects of planned giving.

  • Oversee planned gift donor records and database.

  • Assist the Finance staff in providing an audit trail for planned giving transactions.

  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, improving organization performance program, and safety standards.

  • Expand the vision and mission of Providence Foundations.

  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations.

  • Attend and serve on professional/civic service organizations as hospital/foundation representative as required.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

  • 5-7 years of experience in planned giving or related field at a large non-profit institution;

  • Strategic planning; proposal development; and planned giving portfolio management is required.

  • Demonstrated experience and success with estate planning and major gift solicitation required.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Law degree and experience in the practice of law, including specific emphasis in areas of taxation, trust and estates, probate, corporations, contracts, and real estate is preferred.

  • Certified as Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG) is preferred.


Providence St. Joseph Health was established on July 1, 2016, creating the second largest Catholic health system and fourth largest non-profit integrated delivery system in the country, which provides a broad range of health and outreach services throughout the western United States. With total revenues exceeding $20 billion in fiscal year 2015, the health system family includes 50 acute care hospitals as well as home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, insurance plans and physician organizations. Providence St. Joseph Health includes more than 100,000 caregivers, 829 outpatient clinics, 23,000 physicians, across seven states. The system has 1.9 million covered lives.

The Providence St. Joseph Health family includes:

  • Providence Health & Services

  • St. Joseph Health

  • Covenant Health in West Texas

  • Facey Medical Foundation in Los Angeles

  • Hoag Memorial Presbyterian in Orange County, California.

  • Kadlec in Southeast Washington

  • Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle

  • Swedish Health Services in Seattle


Providence Health and Services’ history goes back more than 150 years, when the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary arrived in the West to support communities in need.

The roots later planted by Providence Health & Services nearly 70 years ago in Southern California ( run deep and have spread over the decades to bring all facets of health care to communities stretching from the arid valleys of northern Los Angeles County to the shore.

With nearly 13,000 employees and extraordinary teams of physicians and volunteers, Providence Health & Services, Southern California healthcare ministries are committed to providing for the needs of those communities— especially the poor and vulnerable. The region operates six award-winning medical centers: Providence Holy Cross, Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance, Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro, Providence Saint John’s Health Center and its John Wayne Cancer Institute, Providence Saint Joseph and its Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, and Providence Tarzana. In addition, Providence Health and Services, California operates 40 non-acute facilities including long-term care, home care and hospice, as well as physician offices, urgent care centers, and a high school.

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Nationally recognized for clinical performance and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills has 377 beds. It is the only community hospital in the San Fernando Valley to receive Magnet Status for Nursing Excellence. It is one of only two 24/7 trauma centers in the San Fernando Valley.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro

For more than 86 years, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, with 356 beds, has provided the South Bay community with clinically excellent and compassionate healthcare and the South Bay’s first Certified Primary Stroke Center.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, with 436 beds, has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Winner of Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals award three years in a row.

Providence Saint John’s Health Center

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, with 266 beds, is ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals by Healthgrades® and is renowned for advanced technology, treatment and research at its John Wayne Cancer Institute. Serving the Westside since 1942, Saint John’s is the heart of the community and known for quality, compassion and outreach to those in need.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

The award-winning Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, with 446 beds, is known for advanced technology, including the use of robotics, to bolster a tradition of quality care. Providence Saint Joseph has received recognition for orthopedics, neurology, bariatrics and cardiac services.

Providence Tarzana Medical Center

Providence Tarzana Medical Center, with 245 beds, has received recognition as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence ranking it among the top five percent in the nation for performance on 27 of the most common diagnosis and procedures. Designated as a Pediatric Medical Center, Providence Tarzana is certified to include treating critically ill children transported by the 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Services System. It has one of the largest and most renowned Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the area.

Providence TrinityCare Hospice Providence

TrinityCare Hospice provides a full range of palliative care, hospice care, and compassionate support to patients nearing the end of life, and helps guide their families. Care is tailored to individuals and available in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and in the home. TrinityKids Care, a division of Providence TrinityCare Hospice, is the only dedicated children’s hospice program serving Los Angeles and Orange counties. TrinityKids offers compassionate and loving care in the home for children in their final months, and helps guide parents through this difficult process.


Each of the six southern California Providence Health and Services medical centers has its own fundraising foundation, headed by a dedicated vice president who reports up to the Chief Development Officer and President, Providence Southern California Foundations. The foundations enable the respective medical centers to keep pace with advances in lifesaving technology while responding to the unique needs of its individual communities. Through the generosity of their neighbors, the foundations will continue to ensure that the region’s PH&S medical centers remain places of hope to all who come to them in need.

Altogether, there are now over 50 FTE across the foundations, with an aggregated budget in 2015 of $7 million. Growth of both the headcount and budget is anticipated. That growth is associated with the goal of increasing collective baseline fundraising from $39 million in 2015 to $100 million by 2020, including an anticipated $150 million new hospital building campaign at Providence Tarzana.

The Providence Health & Services Southern California Foundations include:

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Foundation, Mission Hills, supports one of the busiest trauma centers in Southern California, which also serves its community as a cancer center of excellence. Philanthropy is helping to support the refurbishing of two radiology suites, plus upgraded digital mammography and ultra-sound technology.

Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation, San Pedro and Torrance, supports Los Angeles County children and families when they need it most. The Partners for Health Kids mobile pediatric clinic - funded solely through philanthropy - has served 50,000 undeserved and uninsured children since 1994. Equipped with a new $500,000, 38-foot medical van, the mobile clinic will be able to expand its reach even further now to provide immunizations, medical treatment and referrals.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Foundation The Burbank-based medical center opened the Hycy & Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute to help families touched by neurological disorders. The foundation is in the final phase of its campaign for critically-important funds to build the Cusumano Family Neuroscience Outpatient Center.

Providence Tarzana Medical Center Foundation is in the final phase of its "Giving That Builds" campaign to guarantee that the highest level of care will continue to be available for local children and families. This project will relocate and expand the hospital’s existing pediatric intensive care unit, which is currently located in a small, 40-year-old space that offers little privacy for critically ill patients and families.

Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation, Torrance, supports the medical center in providing a range of palliative care and hospice services to nearly 2,000 families in Southern California each year. The TrinityKids Care program is the only dedicated pediatric hospice care program of its kind in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. In order to compassionately enter the lives of people facing the realities of suffering, loss, death and grief, the foundation realizes ongoing education is needed for more clinicians and staff. Education helps all involved provide specialized care while respecting each person's choices, beliefs and values.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Administrative Support (Clinical)

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 189694