New chief development officer named

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Froedtert Hospital jointly named Alice Archabal as Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Development for both organizations.

Archabal provides leadership for MCW’s Development and Alumni Relations offices as well as for the Froedtert Hospital Foundation. At MCW, she succeeded James Heald, who retired after 20 years as Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Archabal most recently served as Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation. Over the past five years, Archabal participated in the strategic development and execution of a comprehensive $675 million campaign, which was essential in raising funds needed for programs and services and to create Lurie Children’s, which opened last June.

“Alice Archabal emerged as the top candidate for this newly created joint position after a thorough national search,” said Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health. “Top development talent nationwide expressed interest in joining both Froedtert Hospital and MCW. Ms. Archabal’s experience and success in academic medicine philanthropy make her the ideal person for this position.”

“Greater effectiveness and efficiency can be achieved by centralizing the philanthropy programs at both MCW and Froedtert Hospital,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of MCW. “The donor community has generously supported our shared vision for advanced patient care, scientific research, biomedical education, and community engagement. Moving forward together under Alice Archabal’s leadership, we will expand our opportunities to secure private support.”

Prior to joining Lurie Children’s, Archabal was Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Philanthropy for Feeding America, headquartered in Chicago. She also worked over a 13-year period for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis where she held a variety of positions, including Senior Director of Regional Field Management.

A graduate of Ripon College, Archabal began her career in philanthropy as Assistant Director of Special Events for the Chicago Lung Association.

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