Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Foundation and Long Beach Medical Center Foundation
Sharon Thornton serves as the president of MemorialCare’s Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Foundation and Long Beach Medical Center Foundation. The two foundations raise $10-15 million annually. In her role, Thornton oversees the fundraising activities for both hospitals, serves as the liaison between the hospital’s administration teams and board of directors, and provides oversight for the development and implementation of strategy to strengthen and grow fundraising support. Thornton has more than 24 years of experience in development, and a background in law. From 1996 to 2000, Thornton was the director of planned giving at another MemorialCare entity, MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center where she developed a marketing plan that significantly expanded the organizations’ gift pipeline.