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Tips for Approaching a Foundation

Building relationships with foundations, when possible, is key to fundraisingsuccess. The initial approach of making a call to someone you haven’t met before (aka “cold calling”) can be intimidating as you want to make a great first impression. To help organizations stay on message during that first call, a sample phone script can be used. Please see below. We recommend role playing and practicing this script with a colleague. The script is a guidepost; adapting to individualized messaging is a necessity.

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Jaime Wesoloski

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jaime Wesolowski is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Methodist Healthcare Ministries. A healthcare executive with three decades of leadership experience, Jaime is responsible for the overall governance and direction of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. Jaime earned his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Xavier University, and his Bachelor’s of Science from Indiana University in Healthcare Administration. As a cancer survivor, Jaime is a staunch supporter of the American Cancer Society. He serves as Chair of the American Cancer Society’s South Texas Area board of directors and he was appointed as Chair to the recently created South Region Advisory Cabinet, covering eight states from Arizona through Alabama. Jaime believes his personal experience as a cancer survivor has given him more defined insight and compassion to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.