Kae 2015Kae Peterson, CFRE
VP Development and ED EvergreenHealth Foundation

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I am privileged to lead one of the finest development teams that I have had the pleasure to work with in my nearly 30 years in the business. This team is energetic, passionate, professional and never satisfied with the status quo. I also have the opportunity to work with a strong board of volunteer leaders who shape the strategic vision for the EvergreenHealth Foundation.  And lastly I get to work alongside the best senior leadership team and an outstanding CEO all of whom understand and appreciate the importance and the value that philanthropic giving can bring to EvergreenHealth in many different ways.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
When I’m not at EvergreenHealth, you can find me golfing, reading or volunteering my time with the Evergreen Golden Rescue Group.

 

Connie Wittren, CFREConnie - 2015
Director, EvergreenHealth Monroe Foundation

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I have the wonderful privilege of working with donors and volunteers at both EvergreenHealth facilities.  In Kirkland I get to work with donors who choose to support the foundation with more complex and tax beneficial estate gifts to The EvergreenHealth Legacy Society.  And with the addition of our new affiliation with EvergreenHealth Monroe, I serve as the Director of the Foundation to establish their philanthropy program which includes their annual Blue Jeans & Boots Gala.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
My family came to the Snohomish valley in the 1880’s and we have not left.  I have had the pleasure of working in healthcare philanthropy for nearly 40 years.  I serve on the Board of Directors for The Everett Clinic Foundation and received the Greater Everett Community Foundation’s Bob Drewel Community Service Award recognizing my 40 year career and dedication to human services in Snohomish County.  I live in Mukilteo and my interests include enjoying my 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren, traveling, wonderful friends, a great glass of wine, and a big –  GO HAWKS.


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Kristi Myers
Major Gifts Officer

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
As a Major Gifts Officer, I am responsible for securing substantial gifts from key donors.  I talk with individuals who have a passion for EvergreenHealth and work with them to establish financial investments that have the greatest impact for them and our patients.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
When I’m not giving donors an opportunity to feel great by making a difference, I am spending time with my new husband.  If not working on our home in Lake Stevens, we can usually be found outdoors exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest in our Jeep, kayak, bike, on a hike or towing our R-Pod tear drop trailer to a new campsite.  I also enjoy experiencing local wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, music and events in and around Snohomish County.

Blake VintertunBlake Vintertun
Major Gifts Officer

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
In my role as Major Gifts Officer, I contact potential donors and educate them on new services and programs at EvergreenHealth. We work together to match their financial investments to their philanthropic goals resulting in improved experience and care for our patients.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
Outside of Evergreen, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our golden retriever “Ellie”. We live in Duvall and on a typical weekend we are probably going to the beach, hanging with family and friends, or heading to a Mariners or Hawks game. Recently, I’ve picked up golf, which means many nights at the driving range trying to improve my game!

 

 

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Meg Diemer
Annual Giving Officer

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I am responsible for annual programs including the Campaign for EvergreenHealth (our employee giving campaign), tribute and memorial giving and direct mail pieces. I also manage our website, email communications and the Foundation’s content for the Monitor and Annual Report.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
When not at work, you can usually find me spending time with family and friends, treasure hunting for unique antiques, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and cleaning up after my ‘Marley’-dog, Paisley!  I enjoy a good movie from time to time and love rooting for our Hawks come football season.

 

Susan PederSusan Peder
Development Assistant

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I joined EvergreenHealth Foundation in spring of 2015. I manage our donor database including updating donor records, inputting gifts and creating analytical reports. I have worked over the last year to create “best practices” and clean up the database to make it more efficient for the whole office. I also send donor acknowledgments and tribute cards.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
When not at work, you can find me spending time with my two sons, running the streets and trails of Kirkland and “getting lost” in a good book. I live in the house I built 25 years ago in Kirkland. I also run a small business that keeps me busy on evenings and weekends.