RWJBarnabas Health’s Chief Development Officer, Glenn Miller, Honored with Robert J. Smythe Award for Advancing Philanthropy in New Jersey

Glenn MillerWest Orange, NJ – Glenn Miller, Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer for RWJBarnabas Health, has been honored by the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-NJ) at its Excellence in Philanthropy Awards. Mr. Miller received the Robert J. Smythe Award for advancing philanthropy in New Jersey. The Robert J. Smythe Award recognizes an individual who brings honor, dedication and distinction to the profession, exemplifies the professional standards set by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has demonstrated at least 10 years of experience in fundraising.

“Under Glenn’s direction, RWJBarnabas Health has shifted its philanthropic focus from special events to major gifts and capital campaigns, standardizing processes and volunteer responsibilities, centralizing key functions and enhancing the overall culture of philanthropy,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health. “We congratulate Glenn on this well-deserved recognition for his philanthropic work within the RWJBarnabas Health system and its positive impact on the communities we serve.”

Mr. Miller is responsible for the oversight of the philanthropic efforts for RWJBarnabas Health. He has worked as a professional fundraiser for over 28 years and has been honored to serve prestigious institutions of higher education, medicine and health. At RWJBarnabas Health, Mr. Miller leads a fundraising team of over 75 staff members at eleven hospitals, cumulatively raising more than $50 million annually.

AFP-NJ, one of the largest chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is an individual member association that advances philanthropy through education, training and advocacy across the state. The association bases their programs and services on research, experience and the highest code of ethical principles and standards of professional practice. AFP-NJ has honored key community leaders since 1981 and The Excellence in Philanthropy Awards celebration is an opportunity to come together and pay tribute to those who are changing the face of New Jersey.

Mr. Miller was previously the Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Yeshiva University) from 2000 to 2005, and ran historic capital campaigns as an executive with CCS, the largest fundraising consultancy in North America. Mr. Miller also worked to reorganize fundraising at Mercy College in Westchester County, NY and to design and launch a ground-breaking capital campaign for the American Cancer Society in New York City.

Mr. Miller is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife and daughter reside in Glen Rock, NJ.

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH in New Brunswick, RWJUH Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH Hamilton, RWJUH Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 34,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration will align RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

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