Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced the appointment
of Mark Larkin, C.F.R.E, as its new President of the Hospital’s
Foundation. In this capacity, Mr. Larkin will lead the organization’s
fundraising efforts, including major gift and donor cultivation, capital
campaigns, special events and other philanthropic initiatives. He will
assume his new duties in July of this year.
Mr. Larkin joins Boca Regional after serving the last 12 years as Vice
President for Philanthropy for CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
There, he was responsible for growing CentraCare’s Foundation and
enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency across the organization’s
enterprise, establishing major gift protocols, expanding their donor base,
growing the Foundation’s assets materially and completing two significant
and successful capital campaigns.
Prior to his position with CentraCare, Mr. Larkin was Vice President of
Resource Development for the United Way of the St. Paul Area.
Larkin will replace Jan Savarick, who spearheaded the Hospital’s
Foundation since 2002. During her tenure, Ms. Savarick fostered a dramatic
renaissance in philanthropic support of Boca Regional; one that gave rise
to such notable Hospital enhancements as the Eugene M. & Christine
E. Lynn Cancer Institute’s Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion,
the Marcus Neuroscience Institute and Schmidt Family Pavilion, the Christine
E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute, the Gloria Drummond
Physical Rehabilitation Institute, the Irving & Barbara C. Gutin Center
for Robotic Surgery and the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine.
She and her staff also made the Hospital’s signature events, such
as the Go Pink Luncheon and Hospital Ball, into some of the most successful
fundraising endeavors in the country.
“We are most enthused with Mark joining our Foundation and confident
that under his leadership it will continue the marvelous efforts that
Jan and her staff have done,” said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO
of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “Jan’s legacy is one of profound
commitment to our Hospital, our philanthropists and the community at large.
We look forward to Mark maintaining this tradition of excellence that
is now so firmly ingrained in our Foundation.”
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center
with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease
and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health,
emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art
diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 10th year in a row
and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012,
2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital
was also recognized for the third consecutive year in
U.S. News & World Report’s
2013–2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the
South Florida metropolitan area.
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