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Dorene Shipley

Executive Director, St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundations

Dorene Shipley’s past experience with Kansas City community leaders and philanthropic networks has given her the energy and drive to move forward many major fundraising initiatives for both St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Medical Centers.

As Senior Director of Development Operations for The Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Shipley had oversight of annual, corporate and foundation giving, as well as events and gift processing. Other prior experience covers diverse roles including assistant director of nursing, employment manager, director of projects and senior director of corporate and hospital giving.

Shipley holds a master’s degree in personnel and industrial relations from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association of Hospital Philanthropy.

Her interests include travel, golf and snow skiing. She also enjoys developing a 15-acre vineyard in Louisburg, Kan.

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