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Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation welcomes new VP

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Brett Holleman

VAIL — Brett Holleman recently joined the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation as its vice president. Originally from Holland, Michigan, Holleman moved to Vail from Rochester, Minnesota, where he was a major gifts officer at Mayo Clinic. He brings over 20 years of broad experience in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on philanthropy and benefactor relations.

“Brett’s experience, knowledge and warm personality complement the VVMC Foundation’s growing team of professionals,” said VVMC President and CEO Doris Kirchner. “As we embark on a Master Facility Plan to build Vail’s hospital of the future, Brett will be integral in raising funds to support this initiative.”

Holleman’s Role

Holleman’s role at the VVMC Foundation includes developing major gift and planned giving programs, providing opportunities for grateful patients and members of the community to support the programs and operation of the Valley’s nonprofit, community hospital through philanthropic support and estate planning.

“It’s exciting to be a part of an organization with a rich history, a commitment to the health and well-being of its community and an aptitude for continual growth and achievement,” Holleman said.

Prior to the Mayo Clinic, Holleman worked at the Holland Hospital Foundation and in higher and secondary education philanthropy. He is a certified fundraising executive and member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

In his free time, Holleman enjoys skiing, running, biking, hiking and traveling. He and his wife, a high school and college Spanish professor, have three children and a dog, Mazy, who “reigns with fervor.” The family is already getting involved in Vail Valley Young Life and they are looking forward to skiing, snowboarding, climbing, biking and exploring the arts and cuisine the valley has to offer.

“I am personally and professionally excited to become a part of the community, and look forward to working collaboratively to improve the health of those in the Valley,” says Holleman.

The mission of the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation is to generate philanthropy and awareness to support Vail Valley Medical Center in providing extraordinary care for residents and visitors of the Vail Valley. Donations to the VVMC Foundation help the nonprofit community hospital purchase state-of-the-art technology and equipment, attract and retain top-tier medical staff and fund the wide range of programs and services offered to their patients.