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St. Joseph’s Appoints Vincent J. Kuss, MBA, MS, Director of Development


SYRACUSE - St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has appointed Vincent J. Kuss, MBA, MS, to the position of director of development, effective Sept. 3. In this role he will be responsible for cultivating major gift grateful patient prospects in key service lines and helping manage development operations, including completing St. Joseph’s Generations capital campaign to support the expansion project at the organization’s hospital campus.

Kuss brings to St. Joseph’s more than 11 years of healthcare and higher education development experience ranging from annual and alumni giving, capital campaigns, major gifts, fundraising events management and public and donor relations. He has held development positions at two major universities and most recently, served as executive director for the College of Medicine Foundation at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

“We are pleased to have Vincent join our Foundation,” said Douglas G. Smith, FAHP, vice president of development for St. Joseph’s. “He will assist us as we continue our fundraising and capital campaign activities to position St. Joseph’s for the future.”

A graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, Kuss holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. He also earned his Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Le Moyne College.

He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Central New York, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and several other donor and philanthropic associations. He resides in Manlius.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system in Syracuse, New York, providing services to patients in 16 counties in Central New York State. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.