How Brenda Stier-Anstine led an effort to strengthen Mount Carmel’s community relationships Featured

11:08pm EDT January 3, 2013

Pillar nonprofit board executive finalist

Brenda Stier-Anstine

chairman

Mount Carmel Foundation

(614) 546-4500 | www.mountcarmelfoundation.org

When Brenda Stier-Anstine joined the Mount Carmel Foundation Board of Trustees in 2005, she quickly became involved with its communication initiatives and strategic planning process. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to funding the mission-driven health and education programs and services provided through the Mount Carmel Health System, which operates four hospitals in Central Ohio.

In September 2009, Stier-Anstine’s peers recognized her leadership and passion by voting her to the role of chairman, a role she’s embraced with gusto. She has led efforts to launch the capital campaign for Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Project GRACE, the largest expansion project in the history of Mount Carmel Health System.

As co-chair of the campaign, she led the way in helping Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, located in Westerville, Ohio, strengthen its community partnerships.

Through her leadership, she helped both the hospital and the foundation redefine their focus to build stronger, more personal philanthropic relationships with the community, as well as internal corporate board members and volunteers.

Stier-Anstine’s support makes the expansion of mission-critical programs and services possible. In fact, she helped Mount Carmel St. Ann’s earn the largest single philanthropic gift in the organization’s history.

Beyond leading the capital campaign, Stier-Anstine volunteers many hours to Mount Carmel. She regularly partakes in strategy sessions and meetings, providing marketing and communications expertise that has generated a positive cultural change for the organization. She supports the hospital both personally and professionally and continually introduces individuals to the foundation by hosting “meet-and-greets” and tours. She is also CEO of Marketing Works, a B2B strategic marketing communications firm.