Stewards of Philanthropy

By now, the "Faith and Fifty Cents" story of the first donation to Papa and Mama Raker's mission to serve "the least of these," is a familiar one. In the years since its founding in 1908, Good Shepherd's mission has, in deed and spirit, remained the same, strengthened by countless gifts large and small.

In fundraising, there is no small gift. Collectively, all gifts have a big impact on helping our patients and residents enjoy lives of greater independence. Behind the scenes, the Good Shepherd Development Department works with you, our donors, to sustain our mission.

As stewards of your gifts, we build partnerships with our donors and hold sacred the trust you have placed in our hands. As shepherds of your philanthropy, you can be confident that your gifts will be at work according to your wishes and in the most meaningful and impactful ways.

On behalf of all us in development, thank you.


David F. Lyons, CFRE
Vice President, Development

We recently welcomed some new talent to our outstanding team of fundraisers. Joining Senior Planned Giving Officer Jeannette Edwards, are Senior Major and Planned Giving Officers Gregory Wilson, CAP®, and Kimberly Stolarik.

As a chartered advisor in philanthropy, administered through The American College of Financial Services,
Greg brings a unique graduate-level of expertise in all facets of fundraising.

Kimberly's 17 years working in higher education included a focus on major and planned gifts.

Jeannette has more than 20 years of fundraising experience and 10 years in banking. She has been with Good Shepherd since 2007.

As experts in philanthropic planning with a highly specialized set of skills and a passion for mission, Jeannette, Greg and Kim guide donors in giving strategies that assure them their gifts will have the greatest impact and leave a joyful legacy of caring.