updated: 11/14/2011 2:49:58 PM

Methodist Health Foundation Appoints New Leader

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Methodist Health Foundation has named a new president. Kevin Armstrong currently serves as senior pastor for North United Methodist Church and has been a member of the foundation's board since 2008. He will replace Betty Stilwell, who was named chief philanthropy officer for Indiana University Health in March.

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November 14, 2011

News Release

Indianapolis –The Board of Directors for Methodist Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, has approved the selection of Kevin Armstrong as the Foundation’s new president.

Mr. Armstrong replaces outgoing president Betty Stilwell who it was announced in March, would assume the new role of Chief Philanthropy Officer for Indiana University Health.
Currently, Mr. Armstrong serves as senior pastor for North United Methodist Church. He has been a member of Methodist Health Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2008.

“The decision on who best to serve as president revolved around the qualities of leadership, an inherent understanding of relationships and the ability to bring transformational change to an ever-challenging environment,” said Otto N. Frenzel, IV, Foundation Chairman of the Board. “Kevin possesses all of these qualities, as well as a passion for the hospital and its role as the leader in caring for patients and families in the state. His qualifications outdistanced an impressive list of candidates from around the country.”

Mr. Armstrong also has extensive fundraising experience having led multi-million dollar capital campaigns; written successful million dollar+ grants; adjudicated grants for Lilly Endowment and Louisville Institute; worked on research-based projects; and initiated a national public teaching project.
“It’s an honor to be chosen to serve as president of Methodist Health Foundation,” offered Mr. Armstrong. “I believe this role is a natural extension of my lifelong vocation of encouragement and generosity for the service of an institution I care about very deeply.”

In addition to Methodist Health Foundation, Mr. Armstrong also serves on the Boards of University of Indianapolis, Spirit & Place Festival, Global Interfaith Partnership, Duke Divinity School, Rejuvenate Campaign Cabinet and Talent Alliance Executive Committee. He holds degrees from DePauw University and Duke Divinity School.

Source: Methodist Health Foundation

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