Pullman, WA—Linda Infranco, CFRE has been named Executive Director for Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation; her new role will begin January 9, 2023.
“I am incredibly thankful to serve Pullman Regional Hospital in this capacity and look forward to working together with hospital leadership, our Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation team, and dedicated community members to enhance the vision of Pullman Regional Hospital,” said Infranco. “My time at Washington State University has well prepared me for this role and I am forever grateful to the leaders and colleagues from whom I have learned and worked alongside for 22 years.”
Infranco has worked at Washington State University since 2000, most recently in the role of Sr. Director of Development for the WSU Honors College. In this role she managed all philanthropic strategy, donor and board relations and stewardship for annual, major, planned and principal gifts to the WSU Honors College. Additionally, she led efforts with students, faculty and alumni through the Honors College Advisory Board to increase giving.
“As a proud patient of Pullman Regional Hospital, I trust and value the expertise and dedication of our regional healthcare professionals. This new role is a natural career path for me given my passions around quality healthcare and relationship building,” said Infranco.
Infranco earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University and holds a Certified Fundraising Executive Certification, an internationally recognized program for professional fundraisers.
“Linda has spent twenty plus years enriching Washington State University through her work in development, and we’re excited to welcome her to the Pullman Regional Hospital family,” said Matt Forge, Pullman Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “Her work ethic and passion for philanthropy precedes her; she will be a vital part of our ability to thrive as a community hospital.”
“I am thrilled Linda Infranco was chosen as the new Executive Director of Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation,” said Karlene Beaumont, Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board President. “I have known Linda for many years and her work ethic, personality and accomplishments will be strong assets for Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation and the Hospital.”
Originally from Long Island, NY, Infranco and her husband Michael moved to Seattle in 1993 and Pullman in 2000. Their son Christopher is a pre-med student at WSU majoring in biology. She has served in community volunteer roles including booster clubs, book fairs, WSU Children’s Center and the YMCA of the Palouse. Her hobbies include watching WSU athletic events, enjoying the Palouse’s natural beauty with family, reading, dining, and retail therapy.
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation is a registered non-profit; an 18-member board of volunteer directors governs donated funds and four endowments. 100% of donated and granted dollars are invested or transferred to the hospital to support yearly projects through an annual giving program, outreach medicine programs like the Regional High School Athletic Training program, and endowed funds for cardiology, orthopedics, physician leadership and the Scott K. Adams Endowment for Healthcare Quality & Access.
Current Foundation Board leadership includes President Karlene Beaumont, Past-President Pat Wright, Vice-President Ray Wallace, and Treasurer Adrian Green.
The Hospital uses philanthropic funds to remodel and build patient care spaces, purchase medical technology and fund programs.
Most recently, the Foundation concluded a successful $7.6 million campaign, The Next Era of Excellence, which ran from 2019 to 2021. The campaign secured an additional $1 million for the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, fully funded construction of the Family Medicine Residency Center, supported purchasing a new electronic medical record system and expansion of surgical services with the da Vinci Xi robotic-assisted surgical system.
Contact: Alison Weigley, Director of External Relations
Pullman Regional Hospital & Foundation
Office: (509) 332-2041 / Cell: (509) 330-0242
Nov 30, 2022