Paula Jacobson, who served as president of the Methodist Healthcare Foundation for 18 years, has retired.
Jacobson, who joined Methodist in 2000, has overseen fundraising activities that support and strengthen clinical, research, and educational programs for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH).
Jacobson, who retired last month, helped launch the Methodist Hospice Residence, the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center and the Center of Excellence for Faith and Health at Methodist University Hospital. She also spearheaded the fundraising campaign for the new Shorb Tower at Methodist University Hospital, and coordinated the system's 100th birthday celebration.
"Paula's fundraising successes have been essential to our organization's ability to fulfill our mission," said Michael Ugwueke, MLH CEO. "Paula will certainly be remembered for the relationships she fostered, the vision she and the Methodist Healthcare Foundation board set for philanthropy, and for her commitment to ensure MLH is able to provide care to all, regardless of ability to pay."