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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3

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NICKLAUS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION APPOINTS ED JACHIM AS DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR MAJOR GIFTS

AUGUST 19, 2019 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation has appointed Ed Jachim as Director of Development – Major Gifts at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. In this role, Jachim will assist, develop, and implement initiatives for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and corporate gifts to support the work of the nonprofit Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the region’s leading pediatric specialty hospital. His focus is to support the South Florida region while honing in on Palm Beach County, its Boynton Beach Care Center and the Palm Beach Gardens Urgent Care Center.
 
Jachim has over 25 years of senior and executive level experience in the profit, non-profit, and higher education sectors developing and executing growth strategies, performance metrics management, creating engagement activities, and facilitating philanthropic priorities. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jachim spent the last four years working for the American Red Cross South Florida Region as the Director of Development where he personally raised a total of $3 million.
 
A native New Yorker, Jachim graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam with a BA in psychology and a minor in economics. In addition, he was a two-time basketball All-
 
American and NCAA national champion. These accomplishments eventually led him to tryout with the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.
 
Jachim’s passion for children led him into the non-profit sector 15 years ago by coaching boys and girls basketball teams in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Delray Beach with his wife Linda and Chihuahua Peanut, and they enjoy every minute of the tropical South Florida climate.
 
About Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. The 309-bed nonprofit hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The health system also includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nonprofit outpatient and urgent care centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialists of America, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a managed care plan, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. NCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. 
 
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation (NCHF) is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. "Funding World-Class Care" and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, NCHF, now a part of the Nicklaus Children’s Health System, has helped the 309-bed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists.
 
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