YONKERS, N.Y. -- The St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation announced that MaryLou Pagano has joined the foundation as vice president of institutional advancement, a new role.
Pagano joins the Continuum of Care, which includes the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, the John A. Coleman School and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, with a background in sociology and business management, as well as nearly 30 years of fundraising experience.
Pagano has spent her entire career working for not-for-profit organizations with ties to the Catholic community, beginning with her first job in the development office for the Archdiocese of New York.
“I’ve always had an affinity toward Catholic organizations,” explained Pagano.
Most recently, Pagano spent the last six years as the director of alumni relations at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle. It was her experience working at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, however, that introduced her to the health care industry – a connection that would later prove to be a motivating factor for her move to the St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation.
As a sponsored organization of the Sisters of Charity of New York, St. Joseph’s was a clear fit for Pagano.
“This mission of the sisters – to help those who are marginalized and those who need assistance the most – is something that really speaks to me. That’s why when the opportunity to work at the St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation came along, I just knew I had to be a part of it.
“I’m excited to share the amazing things that go on within these four organizations,” Pagano continued. “Each child here has a story and each child needs help. It’s my job to help make sure that the community knows about these very special children so that they can continue to receive the critical services that they so desperately need.”
Brian Harrington, senior vice president of institutional advancement, said, “We are delighted to have MaryLou on our staff,” She brings great fundraising experience to our team, and I know that she will contribute to making the lives of the 5,000 medically complex children we serve better.”
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