Momberg Appointed Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2008) – The University of South Florida and the USF Foundation have named Joel D. Momberg to direct the university’s fund raising as USF’s Vice President of Advancement and Chief Executive Officer of the USF Foundation.

Momberg recently directed a successful campaign to help build a new $400-million hospital at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. He will begin at USF on February 2, 2009.

His appointment was announced jointly by USF President Judy Genshaft and USF Foundation, Inc. Chairman of the Board Les Muma.

“We’re delighted to welcome Joel to USF,” President Genshaft said. “He brings exactly the combination of dedication and talent to advance the university’s bold strategic goals. Fund raising couldn’t be more important today, and he’s the right person to lead an aggressive campaign to help make USF the university of the future.”

“He’s a game-changing individual,” Muma said. “I’m deeply impressed with Joel’s ability to communicate how philanthropy can transform a university’s future. He’s warm, he cares, and he’s articulate.”

During his 30-year tenure at ACH, Momberg worked closely with USF to raise a $36-million endowment for pediatric research, which built and supports research in the USF-ACH Children’s Research Institute. The group of gifts from All Children’s remains USF’s largest institutional endowment.

ACH President Gary Carnes praised Momberg’s achievements: "At All Children's Hospital, we wish Joel only the very best as he moves into this new professional opportunity. We know he will be successful. He is a good friend to us all. And, our long-standing relationship with USF should only deepen."

Momberg launched and oversaw every aspect of All Children’s Hospital Foundation’s capital campaign for the new hospital campus. Transformational multimillion-dollar gifts included:

•  the Wal Mart/ Sam’s Club Pediatric Emergency Center,

•  the All Children’s Hospital Guild Neonatal Intensive Care Center,

•  the Vinny Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer Center.

Momberg started at All Children’s Hospital as director of public relations in 1979 and was named Executive Vice President of All Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2000. He was one of the founding members of The Children’s Miracle Network. Founded in 1983, All Children’s Hospital has consistently been in the top five nationally (among 200 hospitals) in both number of donors and dollars raised on the phones. Total dollars raised to date has been more than $70 million.

In addition he has served on the Board of Shorecrest Preparatory School and as 2004-2005 President of Suncoasters, who produce the Festival of States. He served as member of the Board of Governors of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce; and is currently serving as an Advisory Member of the following: MoreHealth, Inc.; an educational partner of All Children’s; Junior League of St. Petersburg; and Suncoast Cardiovascular Research & Education Foundation.

Momberg was born in New Orleans and graduated from the University of Georgia.

The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community-engaged, four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded more than $360 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2007/2008. The university offers 219 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The university has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 46,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

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