Susie Barbero celebrated her 17th anniversary with St. Vincent Healthcare in December 2015, 16 of these years have been with St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation as the Administrative Secretary. Susie came to SVH after moving back to Montana from North Dakota, where from 1990 – 1995, she was the Event Coordinator for the National MS Society in Fargo. In addition to fundraising experience, Susie brought 13 years of banking and two years of financial planning experience to her position and the organization.
As the Foundation administrative secretary, there are many facets to the job from general operations of the office to Board of Trustee coordination. In 2006, Susie also took on coordination of the Share Our Spirit (SOS) Associate Giving Campaign. This is an amazing internal fundraising campaign that is managed by SVH SOS employee volunteers, committee and is generously funded by employee gifts. The 2015 SOS Campaign raised more than $300,000 with 50 percent of all SVH associates participating with a gift. SOS funds assist fellow associates who are struggling financially, cover minor expenses for our patients and their families, and financially support a wide variety of healthy community, family and children’s programs in our region.
“Once fundraising gets in your blood and your heart, there is no turning back” and it seems a great fit for Susie.