Dec 20, 2018 / Spotlight

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Mike Stimpson, Development Officer

What is your role at the hospital? What do you do on a daily basis?
As a development officer, my role is to represent the hospital in the community and across the state, as well as nurture, steward and build relationships with friends of the hospital. My specialty is to work with donors that want to make a planned gift. My daily activities vary a lot, but primarily I’m meeting or talking with donors and planning how to build additional relationships that benefit donors and the hospital.
 
What skills do you need for your job?   
Strong skills in relationship building, people, communication, time management and a good memory.
 
What led you to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children? How long have you worked here? 
I started in the Volunteer Services department as the assistant director, more than 18 years ago.
 
What do you enjoy most about Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children? 
The positive spirit of the people I work with.
 
What drives or motivates you to do what you do every day?
The joy of getting people involved and seeing the impact it makes.
 
What was your first job? What path did you take to get here?
I was a bag boy at my hometown grocery store. 
 
What do you like to do in your spare time? 
I like to garden.
 
What is your favorite…
  • Hospital event: The Legacy Scholarship Awards presentation
  • Food in the cafeteria: Kim’s sandwiches
  • Place in the hospital: The Atrium
  • Place to travel: Napa Valley
  • Type of food: Mexican
  • TV show: Netflix’s Ozark
What did you want to be when you grew up?
The kind of person that other people want to be around.
 
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Moving to Texas
 
What’s the last book you read? 
The Help

To contribute to our mission of giving children back their childhood, please call our Development department at 214-559-8374 or learn more on our website. 

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