New director of philanthropy at local hospitals

Ruth Calas

Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital has announced that Ruth Calas has been hired as the director of philanthropy for both Blue Hill and Maine Coast hospitals.

Calas joined the Northern Light Health Foundation in 2015 as the director of philanthropy for Blue Hill Hospital, where she has grown the fundraising program and worked closely with donors to further engage them with the mission of the hospital.

Calas will be responsible for the comprehensive philanthropy program for Blue Hill and Maine Coast hospitals. She will work with the foundation team to raise critical funds for both hospitals from annual giving, corporate and foundation support, planned giving, special events and grateful patient fundraising.

Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Calas worked at The Jackson Laboratory in various fundraising roles including director of the annual fund, planned giving officer and senior major gifts officer.

Calas can be reached at 664-5577 or [email protected].

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