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Frann Richards joins TGH as the Foundation’s Senior VP and Chief Development Officer

Published: Aug 22, 2018

By Tampa General Hospital



Tampa, FL (Aug. 21, 2018) – Frann Murphree Richards has joined Tampa General Hospital as the Foundation’s senior vice president and chief development officer.  Richards has served as senior director of Development at USF Health since 2016, and was a key contributor to USF’s record-breaking $1-billion capital campaign, “Unstoppable.” She also had a leadership role managing the major gift team for USF Health in several areas including the Morsani College of Medicine and the Heart Institute downtown expansion, women’s health initiatives, the College of Nursing, the Neurosciences Institute, and the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute.

Prior to joining USF Health, Richards worked at the University of Florida from 2011 to 2016. She was the director of Development and Strategic Initiatives for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering where she assumed a leadership role in the college’s $300-million campaign which was an integral part of the University’s $1.72-billion capital campaign.

Richards came to non-profit development following a sixteen-year sales and sales leadership career in private industry. She spent much of her time in management roles, including serving as regional vice president where she led a high-performing team of over 300 employees throughout the southeast region.

“Frann is an outstanding addition to our senior management team,” said TGH President and CEO John Couris. “With her guidance and expertise, the TGH Foundation will continue to move forward with fundraising initiatives to benefit the hospital and our patients.” 

 “We are delighted to have Frann Richards as our new executive director,” said TGH Foundation Chairman Drew Graham. “Her energy, vision and leadership experience in both the private and non-profit sectors will be instrumental as the Foundation works to increase its vital support of the mission and programs of Tampa General Hospital.”

Richards succeeds longtime TGH Foundation Senior Vice President and Executive Director Robin DeLaVergne, who is moving into a new position as senior vice president of External Affairs for TGH.
 “The Foundation has benefitted greatly from Robin DeLaVergne’s thirteen years as executive director,” said Graham. “We are thankful for the wonderful work Robin has done in building the Foundation, and we are excited for her in her new role at TGH.”
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