Crouse Health Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Crouse Health has announced that Heather Allison Waters has been named Executive Director of the Crouse Health Foundation. A community leader and accomplished development executive, Waters most recently served as Head of Impact for Akili Ventures, Nairobi, Kenya, responsible for raising capital for infrastructure development. Prior to that, she was consulting co-executive director for the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation in Fayetteville, NY, where she directed operations and fundraising for the foundation and historic home. From 2013 to 2021 Waters was Assistant Dean for Advancement for Syracuse University’s School of Education, where she increased annual fundraising from $700K to $4M and raised over $30M in gifts and grants.

In her role as Crouse Health Foundation executive director, and working with the foundation team, Waters will provide leadership and strategic direction for all foundation activities and operations in support of the Crouse Health mission, including donor stewardship, major gifts, planned giving, cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects, capital campaign oversight and special events.