The Office of Development, led by Mark Kostegan, FAHP, Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President, is the philanthropic arm of the Mount Sinai Health System. The staff includes frontline fundraisers as well as a roster of other professionals with expertise in prospect research, database management, gift processing, special events planning, donor relations, communications, and alumni relations.
Working in concert with institutional leadership and guided by the Health System’s strategic plan, the development office promotes philanthropic involvement with Mount Sinai through appropriate opportunities that provide meaningful connection for donors and friends.
The Mount Sinai Health System Office of Development is working on the combination of eight entities—the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the seven member hospitals—into a single philanthropic enterprise. To this end, we have begun the process of enhancing and revising the giving microsites across the Health System.
Because our efforts reflect the strategic priorities and structure of Mount Sinai’s clinical and research initiatives, we are shaping our staff’s assignments in response to the new alignments created by the Health System.
We are on target for integrating our technological resources and databases, and have created a more seamless system for reaching out to the tens of thousands of donors who support one or more member institutions of the Health System.
Our goal is to have a seamless, fully integrated system in place within a year. Because the creation of the Health System has taken place as we close the Campaign for Mount Sinai, we are also constructing a full fundraising strategic plan for all philanthropic activity for the next few years.