John Goodenow

Yavapai Regional Medical Center Foundation

John Goodenow

Mr. Goodenow serves as the Director of Philanthropy for Yavapai Regional Medical Center Foundation in Prescott, Arizona.

His development career began with the Muscular Dystrophy Association where he served as Director for the Maryland Southern Delaware Chapter. From the telethon and corporate fundraising arena, he transitioned to capital campaign management with Pittsburgh-based Ketchum, Inc. Providing resident counsel, he successfully completed twelve capital campaign assignments achieving the title of Senior Director.

HIs professional opportunities expanded significantly when recruited by Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) in Orange County, New York. There he served as Vice President of Marketing, Public Relations and Philanthropy. While at ORMC, Mr. Goodenow led the organization’s rebranding, restructured the foundation and led a successful capital campaign. Then, along with his ORMC President & CEO and CFO, he joined the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare System in Milwaukee. There, as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Public Relations, and Philanthropy; Mr. Goodenow's charge was the rebranding, marketing and management of the system’s five foundations. Implementing the Benevon Model, he transitioned the foundations from their focus on special events to a sustainable mission-based, program of major gift fundraising.

A six-year hiatus from health care found Mr. Goodenow as Vice President of Philanthropy at the National Aquarium in Baltimore/Washington D.C. While at the aquarium, he once again implemented the Benevon Model and initiated the first phase of a $120 million capital campaign. Returning to health care he, his wife, Judy, and daughter, Kiley, headed west to Prescott, Arizona.

Always in search of the next great adventure, Mr. Goodenow and his wife have completed two long distance bicycle trips, the first from Jasper, Alberta to San Francisco and a second a 4,700-mile journey from San Francisco to their then home in central Pennsylvania. Of all his adventures and misadventures, Mr. Goodenow claims the most physically, mentally and emotionally challenging was his Boulder Outdoor Survival School wilderness survival experience in the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.