Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati appoints Donald Gorbandt as Director of Development

Donald Gorbandt

(CINCINNATI; Feb. 29) – Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati, which specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and burn care, announces that it has appointed Donald Gorbandt as Director of Development.

“Donald has a proven track record in fundraising, planned giving and strategic capital campaigns. His expertise will help Cincinnati Shriners Hospital raise funds that support our mission to provide the highest quality care to children within a compassionate and family-centered environment without regard to race, color, creed, sex or ability of a family to pay,” said Mark Shugarman, Cincinnati Shriners Hospital Administrator.

Gorbandt comes to Cincinnati Shriners Hospital from Thomas More College where he served as Director of Principle Gifts since 2014. During his time he helped secure close to $2.5 million in one year of a four year $4 million challenge gift opportunity.

Previously, he served as the Assistant Vice President for University Development at Northern Kentucky University. Working with the leadership team and faculty and staff, Gorbandt helped to secure over $100 million to support University priorities.

Gorbandt earned his Bachelor’s degree in education from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA and his Associate degree in business from Andrew College, Cuthbert, GA.

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati provides services for burns and pediatric plastic surgery, including cleft lip and palate, abnormal breast development in boys and girls, hemangioma, congenital hairy nevus, hand malformations, ear deformities, complex wound and skin disorders, and trauma and reconstructive conditions. Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons and recognized as a Cleft Lip and Palate Team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation. The hospital has had Magnet™ designation since 2008 and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. All services are provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

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