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Providence Health Foundation
1150 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017-2180
Phone: (202) 854-7776
Fax: (202) 854-7687

For all general inquiries, please use the email form provided. 

Foundation Staff

We are always ready to assist with your philanthropic decisions.

Philip Mazzara

President & CEO

During his 35 year career, Mr. Mazzara has led comprehensive advancement programs and capital campaigns for a wide range of non-profit organizations. He has served as president of three hospital foundations and chief development officer for two academic medical centers, a technology university and a liberal arts college. Additionally, he has served as chief development officer for two Atlanta-based international NGOs: The Carter Center, and CARE USA. Mr. Mazzara has also consulted with other NGOs, academic institutions and non-profits on board development, strategic planning and fundraising effectiveness. He is the author of "Achieving Trustee Ownership," a chapter in The Trustee's Role in Capital Campaigns, published by the Association of Governing Boards. Throughout the duration of his career, Mr. Mazzara has directly managed fundraising campaigns that collectively have goals totaling in approximately $750 million. He was recently elected chair of the board of the New Orchestra of Washington and serves as an advisor in philanthropy to The United States World War One Centennial Commission and The United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars. He is a 1970 graduate of Lynchburg (VA) College and currently serves on its Board of Trustees.


Robin Smith, bCRE

Database Administrator

Robin’s life-long experience has been a rewarding one.  She has had the opportunity to travel and work alongside many automotive industry leaders and members of Congress, as well as having opportunity to assist auto industry leaders train import automotive dealers how to advocate for themselves on Capitol Hill. In 2013, Robin started the first Epsilon Sigma Alpha community not-for-profit organization, DC.  She is a member with the American Association of Christian Counselors, a Board of Trustee and a key liaison to the DC Board of Regulatory and Community Affairs for her church. Robin is a Blackbaud certified Raiser’s Edge user.




Terri Bennett

Director of Grants

Ms. Bennett has more than 25 years of experience in grants administration and program development for nonprofit organizations within the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Hampton University, and a Master of Science degree in Negotiations and Conflict Management from the University of Baltimore, Ms. Bennett loves facilitating meetings with particular focus on organizational, professional and personal growth. Among her previous positions, Ms. Bennett has served as Chief Operating Officer with the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Associate Vice President with United Way of Central Maryland, and Director of Community Initiatives with the Maryland Department of Human Resources, where she oversaw the Governor’s new human services initiatives as well as other federal and state funded programs providing comprehensive human services programming throughout the state.