The Baylor Health Care System Foundation team strives to serve donors in their philanthropic efforts to help Baylor achieve its mission to serve all people through exemplary health care, education, research and community service.
President Rowland (Robin) K. Robinson is president of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation. The Foundation provides financial assistance in support of clinical initiatives, advanced research, equipment, technology, new construction and medical education to better serve the citizens of North Texas. Robin joined the Foundation in 2006, bringing with him a wealth of experience and leadership.
Vice President, Finance Before coming to the Foundation, Amy spent 12 years in public accounting, working in a variety of industries but focusing primarily on health care and consumer products. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting at Oklahoma State University and a master’s in business administration from Baylor University. She and her husband, Jim, have two children.
Vice President, Operations and AdministrationJennifer Massey is responsible for the Foundation’s annual fundraising campaigns, events, stewardship initiatives, donor loyalty programs, donor recognition and service line strategy. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas State University in San Marcos and a master’s in business administration from Texas Woman’s University. Jennifer and her husband, Dane, are parents to two young boys.
Vice President, DevelopmentSusan McSherry leads all operating activities that support frontline fundraising initiatives, including donor relations, planned giving and marketing and communications efforts for the Foundation. Susan is a graduate of The University of Texas with more than 25 years’ experience in marketing, advertising and client relations roles. Susan served as president of the Junior League of Dallas and is an active member in Crystal Charity Ball. Susan and her husband, Dean, are proud parents of two teenage daughters, Hannah and Camille.
Lindalyn Adams is an officer for the Foundation who has helped coordinate the Celebrating Women breast cancer awareness event since its inception in 2000. The luncheon annually raises close to $2 million, with a total of more than $19 million in the past 14 years. She is also an avid community volunteer, working to preserve the history of Dallas. For her efforts, she has received numerous awards, including the Linz Award, Dallas’ most prestigious award for volunteer service. Lindalyn was married to the late Reuben Adams, M.D., chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor, for 51 years. Together they had three sons and 10 grandchildren.
DirectorSarah Burdi is a development director for the Foundation whose primary areas of responsibility include oncology and research initiatives and Baylor community hospitals in Carrollton, Grapevine and Plano. She is also responsible for radiology and Canine Companions for Independence® - Kinkeade Campus. Sarah joined the Foundation after seven years as assistant vice president with the Inova Health System Foundation in Virginia, where she directed a fundraising program that raised more than $68 million. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Gettysburg College. She and her husband, Tom, are the proud parents of two children.
David Burgher’s career has taken him to many places but he feels his latest stop at Baylor Health Care System Foundation was the result of a higher calling. “I am convinced that the Lord sent me here for His purposes,” David said. Nearly 21 years later, that kind of faith plays an even greater role in his daily work.
DirectorMelissa Dalton is a development director whose primary areas of focus include transplant, heart and vascular, women and children, pulmonology, dermatology, palliative care and Baylor community hospitals in Garland and Waxahachie. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a nonprofit fundraising consultant with the John B. Cummings Company where she was primarily responsible for coordinating campaign activities. Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Texas A&M University.
Vice PresidentCynthia Krause is vice president of gift planning for the Foundation where she works with donors and their advisors in structuring complex gifts of outright assets and estate gifts. She also leads the Foundation’s charitable gift planning program. A graduate of Baylor University and Baylor University School of Law, she has worked in private practice and in the field of charitable gift planning with nonprofit organizations, individuals, families and family foundations for more than 25 years. Cynthia’s husband, David, is president and chief executive officer of the Parkland Foundation. Together, they have three children.
DirectorTim is a development director for the Foundation where his efforts are primarily focused on garnering support for his areas of specialization, including oncology and neuroscience initiatives at Baylor. Immediately before joining the Foundation, Tim served as a director on the national major gifts team at Southern Methodist University, where he managed the strategic planning and execution of their Second Century Campaign for the Eastern portion of the United States. Tim and his wife, Jennifer, are proud parents of two girls.
DirectorAmy Monday is responsible for securing grants from private foundations and corporations. She is also responsible for initiatives related to Baylor’s Community Care Clinics, the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute and the Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement. She came to the Foundation from the University of North Texas, where she worked for 11 years in the Office of Advancement. As director of corporate and foundation relations at UNT, she developed strategies to secure philanthropic grant funding for the university and provided grant writing oversight. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from the University of Florida.
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