Lee Health Foundation hires Malaina Mote as director of development

Malaina Mote has been hired as director of development at Lee Health Foundation, a role in which she will focus on generating donor support, including major gifts for the Lee Health Musculoskeletal Institute.

Mote, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a native of Southwest Florida and a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. Previously, she was director of donor development for Habitat for Humanity. Prior to that, she held development roles at the Collaboratory and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She received Florida Gulf Coast University’s Soaring Eagle Award in 2021.

Mote will guide fundraising initiatives as Lee Health develops a program of excellence with a vision of becoming the regional and national destination for preventing, treating and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. With a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art technology and high-value patient care, Lee Health’s musculoskeletal services include orthopedics, spine, arthritis and sports medicine.

“Malaina has led record-breaking fundraising for large, well-known nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, is highly engaged with the community and will be an asset to our team,” said Chris Simoneau, Lee Health’s chief development, marketing and communications officer. “We are pleased to have her expertise and leadership as we further enhance our commitment to wellness with the expansion of musculoskeletal medical services at Lee Health.”

For additional information about the role of philanthropy at Lee Health or to donate, visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call 239-343-6950.

About Lee Health Foundation

Lee Health Foundation raises philanthropic dollars on behalf of Lee Health to establish, expand and enhance innovative, lifesaving and preventative programs. The Foundation provides financial support for all five Lee Health hospitals including Golisano Children’s Hospital as well as many service areas including Lee Health Cancer Institute, Lee Health Coconut Point, The Rehabilitation Hospital, Lee Health Heart Institute, Community Health Clinics and Golisano Children’s Health Center in Naples. Over the last year, the Foundation has distributed more than $27 million to support Lee Health’s mission. Please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call 239-343-6950 for more information about the role of Lee Health philanthropy in Southwest Florida.

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.