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Carlton Long Joins Children's Hospital

Carlton Long

Carlton Moxley Long has been named Vice President of Development and Community Services for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, a newly created position to focus increasing attention on philanthropy, community relations, marketing and volunteer services at the pediatric medical center. She began in the new role earlier this summer.

Long’s career in development and fundraising is extensive.  She comes to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital from Mercy Health Partners in Knoxville, where she has been Regional Vice President of Philanthropy since 2008.  When Baptist Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital merged, she was responsible for merging the two hospitals’ foundations to form the new Mercy Health Partners Foundation, with responsibilities for all fundraising for Mercy Health Partners throughout East Tennessee including Knox, Campbell, Jefferson, Scott and Cocke counties.

Prior to joining Mercy, Long was Senior Development Associate at the Brown Group based in Chattanooga and with Waters, Pelton, Ostroff & Associates based in Palm Beach, Fla., in a fundraising, consulting and planning capacity for East Tennessee non-profit organizations.

“Carlton’s extensive background in fundraising and her board leadership in several large non-profit organizations made her an ideal candidate to lead Children’s Hospital in this important area,” said Keith Goodwin, President/CEO of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.  “Her leadership skills and knowledge in development, donor management, gift recognition, estate planning, volunteer recruitment, leadership training, strategic planning and a wide array of fundraising areas will help Children’s Hospital build on the important area of philanthropy where we find ourselves today and lead us to further successes in the coming years.”

“For years, I have appreciated and admired the mission and work of Children’s Hospital,” said Carlton Long.  “The opportunity to contribute to and further the hospital’s purpose of providing quality health care to the children of East Tennessee will be a privilege.  I can think of no better way to serve our community than to work with Keith Goodwin and his wonderful team in caring for our children.”

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Long is active in the East Tennessee community in a variety of organizations.  She has served as Board Chair for the Salvation Army, as Guild President for the Knoxville Museum of Art, as chapter president of both the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Knoxville Garden Club, and as a Trustee of the Webb School of Knoxville.  She was a member of the 1997 class of Leadership Knoxville.  Long is active on the University of Tennessee Chancellors Associates, currently sits on the board of the University of Tennessee Alliance of Women Philanthropists, serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, and is a board member of the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum.

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