Former University Of Miami Fundraiser Lucy Morillo Putting Spark In Miami Childrens Hospital Foundation
Written by Miami Today on August 30, 2007
To Lucy Morillo, a veteran fundraiser, doing the job is simply "friend-raising with a monetary component," she says. "Friend-raising" for the Miami Children’s Hospital as the new head of the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation has brought a deeper meaning to her longtime profession.
Promoting a facility that provides "health care with heart" has been a natural, she says. Creator of the University of Miami’s Office of Estate and Gift Planning, Ms. Morillo had a hand in helping raise $1 billion for the school before beginning her job at the foundation this spring. She hopes to get the hospital into a ranking among the nation’s top facilities, a $150 million goal she said is more than attainable.
Ms. Morillo was interviewed in the foundation’s offices by Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today.