SPH Foundation welcomes Jeffrey Eide as director

South Peninsula Hospital Foundation recently added to its leadership team with the appointment of Jeffrey Eide as Executive Director. This is a newly created position by South Peninsula Hospital for the purpose of developing a larger presence of the hospital’s foundation in the community, according to a press release.

Eide brings a wealth of fundraising and community organizing experience, and has a history of empowering communities to build sustainable long-term fundraising strategies. Focused on communication and relationships, Eide has most recently been freelancing for organizations to build public relations.

He has worked for nonprofits in Anchorage, the Alaska State Legislature, and for national campaigns. He has worked with grassroots and nonprofit organizations to transform organizations to prioritize people, their well-being, and how organizations can ensure that they exist to benefit community members and not the other way around.

“It is a privilege to be able to stand alongside the community as we build on the successes of the past and weave a vision to support the healthcare needs across the Southern Peninsula,” said Eide in a press release. “I am ready to listen and welcome all input about what role the Foundation can play to empower healthcare.”

SPH Foundation Board President Angie Newby expressed confidence in Eide in the press release. “The Trustees are so excited to have Jeffrey onboard to lead us to the next level of enhancing health and wellness in our community.”

South Peninsula Hospital Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, charitable and fund-raising organization dedicated to the benefit and welfare of the people of the southern Kenai Peninsula, and is committed to supporting the mission of South Peninsula Hospital. It was established in 2003, and since has supported numerous hospital priorities, including but not limited to the development of the SPH Reflection Room, six healthcare related scholarships annually, the hospital located HCOA Gallery of Local Artists, and Homer Steps Up community walking challenge.