Nash Health Care Foundation
Helping To Build A Healthier Community
Stacy Sumner Jesso brings more than 25 years of extensive experience in fundraising, strategic planning, board development , and non-profit leadership to the Nash Health Care Foundation. Previously, she served as the director of development for the Council for Children’s Rights in Charlotte, NC. She was also director of development for The Mint Museum and the Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, both located in Charlotte.
Jesso founded the St. Marks Foundation (now called LifeSpan) in Charlotte, which seeks to provide education, employment and enrichment to individuals with developmental disabilities. She also established the Zach Ramsey Children’s Cancer Fund at Presbyterian Hospital Foundation and was named one of the area’s “50 Most Influential Women” by The Mecklenburg Times.
Jesso said she was excited about joining the Nash Health Care Foundation and that the Rocky Mount community has given her a warm welcome.
“My heart and my passion are in health care, and I am excited about creating a strategic blueprint to ensure the Foundation becomes the fundraising arm of the hospital system. I am a team player and want to take a proactive approach as we take the Foundation to the next level. There are so many opportunities here.
I don’t want to just live in this community, but I want to be an active part of it. .”
Jesso has served on the boards of several community organizations including the Johnston YMCA,, Women’s Impact Fund, and served as president of The Junior League of Charlotte, the YWCA of Central Carolinas, and Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center.