August 25, 2020 – (St. Louis, MO) – St. Louis Children’s Hospital has named Tanya (Lieber) Waskiewicz as new Chief Development Officer of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation. Waskiewicz assumed leadership of the foundation on August 23. Waskiewicz has 20-plus years of extensive experience in healthcare fundraising and leading teams to increase major gifts and overall philanthropic giving. For the past nine years she has served as Vice President of the Mercy Health Foundation, where she led donor development and fundraising efforts for Mercy Hospital and Mercy Clinics throughout the St. Louis region.
“Some of the most important breakthroughs in pediatric medicine are taking place at St. Louis Children’s Hospital,” says Trish Lollo, president of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. “New discoveries and treatments often originate because of generous donors in our community. A fundraising leader of Tanya’s caliber will help us grow our capacity for innovation and provide the best care possible for kids and families in our region, across the country and around the world.”
Prior to leading the Mercy Health Foundation, Waskiewicz held key fundraising roles at Children’s Hospital of Orange, California (Vice President, Development), University of California Davis Health (Director, Health Sciences Advancement), and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital/Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Director of Development). At Vanderbilt, Waskiewicz contributed to raising more than $75 million for the new Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, which opened in 2004. She has also worked in fundraising for the American Heart Association and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Waskiewicz holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Iowa. She serves on the board of Annie Malone Children & Family Services and remains involved with many other local organizations throughout St. Louis.