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Fred Najjar

Executive Vice President, Chief Philanthropy Officer President, CommonSpirit Health Foundation

Fred’s accountabilities include oversight of philanthropy for over 80 fundraising entities, including the national CommonSpirit Health Foundation and the fundraising foundations of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. He joined Dignity Health in 2011 as Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and oversaw 29 fundraising foundations, including the system-wide Dignity Health Foundation. Previously, Fred served as Vice President for University Advancement and Chief Executive Officer of the Tower Foundation at San Jose State University. He also served in executive positions at Arizona State University, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Virginia Tech. Currently, Fred is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. He received a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a master’s degree in counseling and student personnel administration from Virginia Tech.