Welcome Kelly Gagan

Welcome Kelly Gagan

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Kelly Gagan, President, Rochester Regional Health Foundations

We are pleased to welcome Kelly Gagan as the new president of Rochester Regional Health Foundations, effective immediately.


She comes to Rochester Regional as a 30-year fundraising veteran most recently from the University of Rochester where she served as Associate Vice President of University Advancement. There she led a 45-person team setting new benchmarks for philanthropy and donor engagement success. Prior to the U o fR, she served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Nazareth College where she built a sophisticated advancement office. 

An active leader in the Rochester community, Kelly has served on numerous boards of organizations devoted to fundraising, domestic violence services, child advocacy, and education. A member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, her notable accolades include the Robert A. Clinger Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award, the Rochester Business Journal Women of Excellence Award and was a 2020 Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce 2020 ATHENA Award Finalist. Kelly is a member of the Rochester Rotary and active with the CASE Commission on Philanthropy.

As the Rochester Regional Health Foundations President, Kelly will continue to build upon the success of the Because Care Matters Campaign and provide strategic and philanthropic leadership for the Foundations as it enters this next phase of growth and innovation. 

“I am deeply honored to join the Rochester Regional Health Foundation team and look forward to build upon strong partnerships established throughout the health care system. The depth and breadth of health care services provided and the number of lives touched by RRH health care providers is humbling. With the foundation team I look forward to building upon a culture of philanthropy to benefit our community.”
–Kelly Gagan

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