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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

philip.mazzara@ascension.org

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.

 

Christina M. Santos

Director of Development

christina.santos@ascension.org

Christina Santos is the Director of Development for Providence Health Foundation and is responsible for raising funds through events, direct mail, major donors and the employee giving campaign.  Ms. Santos has 18 years of professional experience with a solid background in development, events management and advocacy.  Before Providence Health Foundation, Christina served as National Events Director at CARE, a large humanitarian and sustainable development organization.  In addition to her role as events director, she also held the first advocacy field coordinator position recruiting and training citizens to advocate for CARE’s public policy agenda. Previous to CARE, Christina was the Director of Development at the Northwest Burn Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting burn injured children and their families in the Pacific Northwest.  She previously worked as a field coordinator and a finance director for political campaigns, including Don Stuart for Congress and Initiative 676: The Handgun Safety Act.  Christina received her undergraduate degree in International Affairs and her graduate degree in Political Management from the George Washington University.  She is fluent in Portuguese.

 

 

Robin Smith, bCRE

Database Administrator

rosmith@ascension.org

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

terri.bennett@ascension.org

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.