Piedmont Healthcare Foundation Staff

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Andrea M. Mendez

Andrea Mendez

Director of Major Gifts


Current Responsibilities

Andrea Mendez joined Piedmont Healthcare Foundation in October 2015. She is responsible for securing major gifts to further Piedmont’s mission on the southside of Atlanta while maintaining an active portfolio of prospective major donors. She manages relationships and provides support for all philanthropic activities at Piedmont Fayette, Henry, and Newnan Hospitals. These activities include fundraising events, grant writing, and donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Working closely with Piedmont physicians, clinical and community relations teams, Andrea identifies potential donors and cultivates relationships to support the important work of Piedmont in these communities.

Prior Experience

Andrea has extensive experience in non-profit development and fundraising. Prior to joining Piedmont, she was the Director of the Foundation at Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). During her 11 years at SRMC, she raised millions of dollars for the Hospital, and lead the Employee Giving Campaign, planned fundraising events including SRMC’s Crescent Ball and managed relationships with various grant making organizations. She has also worked in the development offices of The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Atlanta Opera and Pace Academy. As part of the development team at these organizations, she worked on numerous annual, direct mail, membership and capital campaigns resulting in millions raised.

Education and Awards

She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a minor in Business from Wesleyan College in Macon, GA and currently resides in McDonough, GA with her husband, David and two sons David Jr. and Daniel.

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