February 25, 2019
The Sanford Health Foundation is pleased to welcome Amy Ruley as a major gifts officer in Fargo.
In her role, Ruley will cultivate relationships with donors and prospects while pursuing a variety of health care development opportunities in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.
“Amy genuinely believes in our mission at Sanford Health and she will be a great ambassador for our upcoming cancer campaign,” said Amy Hinkemeyer, executive director at Sanford Health Foundation Fargo.
Ruley held senior development positions at North Dakota State University, including fundraising for the College of Health Professions. She most recently served in a development role at the Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
Besides fundraising, Ruley was a successful head coach for the NDSU women’s basketball program from 1979 to 2008.
Ruley knew firsthand the good work already happening at Sanford Health and this position piqued her interest.
“As an 18-year cancer survivor who benefited from the care and support at the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center, it’s rewarding to be able to work with those who have the capacity and interest to provide support to others,” she said.
Ruley started in early February. She looks forward to using her strong development background to help fundraise for the expansion of Roger Maris and other projects.
“I find a great deal of satisfaction when I can help facilitate meaningful philanthropy that connects the donor with their passion,” she said, adding that she’s proud to be part of the Sanford family.
“Sanford Health has added great value to the region and provided first-class facilities and care,” she said. “It’s fun to be a part of a successful team.”