In early November, PPH warmly welcomed Marianna Calabrese to the Development Department as Director of Donor Development. Marianna, having served in health care for over 30 years in community health, engagement, and outreach has worked with employees, the community, and donors. She is looking forward to building resident relationships.

Marianna Calabrese, Director of Donor Development at PPH

Marianna’s responsibilities will include donor relations and philanthropy strategies to increase contributions in support of PPH. Her focus will include the Benevolent Care Fund, the Eberhard and Helen Schea Endowment Fund, Guardian Angels honorary gifts as well as tribute, employee, and honorary giving. Marianna is looking forward to working in the community to engage key stakeholders in all aspects of what PPH offers, to connect with residents and their caregivers, and work collaboratively with senior leadership, the Board of Directors, and our employees.

Marianna is a graduate of the University of Scranton and obtained her Master of Arts degree from Rider University. Marianna has commented on the “warm welcome” she has received from so many employees and residents and looks forward to meeting all and hearing the many stories residents wish to share. She commented, “My first impression is the warm atmosphere of caring and support and treating residents like family, which is important to me. Family first. PPH puts people first.”

When not at PPH, Marianna enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Reading, baking, taking walks, and going “down the shore” are some of her interests as well as watching movies and listening to music. And who could forget …. watching the Phillies and Eagles and rooting them on is always good for the soul!

Welcome to the PPH family, Marianna!