Emmanuel Hospice Welcomes Director of Fund Development

Categories: People & Places.

Photo: Heather Duffy

Emmanuel Hospice (Grand Rapids, Michigan) welcomes Heather Duffy as its newest team member and director of development.

In her new role, Duffy will be responsible for executing a mission-driven fund development program in order to grow the resources and programs of Emmanuel Hospice, working in close collaboration with the outreach committee of the board, executive director and leadership team.

“We are so grateful Heather is joining our team,” said Sara Lowe, executive director of Emmanuel Hospice. “With her experience in and passion for fund development, we are confident we will be able to continue growing our organization and helping our patients live their lives to the fullest.”

Duffy brings nine years of nonprofit experience to Emmanuel, most recently managing the major giving program for WGVU Public Media’s development department. With a long-running focus on relationship building, and background in fine art, Duffy originated the exhibitions manager position for ArtPrize and later served as the curator for the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Active in the community, Duffy is currently on the Ecliptic at Rosa Parks Circle Conservancy board of directors, and the leadership team for CreativeMornings Grand Rapids. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids. 

Since opening its doors, Emmanuel Hospice has grown to care for more than 110 families a day in West Michigan. Last year, the organization cared for more than 455 patients and an estimated 1,365 caregivers who supported them on their end-of-life journeys. 

About Emmanuel Hospice
Emmanuel Hospice is a faith-based nonprofit provider of compassionate, person-centered hospice care to patients and families in West Michigan. Serving the community since 2013, the organization is a collaborative effort of St. Ann’s, Clark, Porter Hills and Sunset designed to complete the continuum by providing end-of-life care to those inside – and outside – the walls of these organizations.