GRMC Welcomes Director of Development

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Grinnell, IA – June 17, 2021 – UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) welcomes Donna Fischer as the new Director of Development for the GRMC Foundation. Fischer started in Grinnell on June 15 in her leadership role for UnityPoint Health – Grinnell.

“I am very pleased to welcome Donna to our GRMC family,” says Jennifer Havens, CEO of GRMC. “She is an excellent fit for this role with her extensive background in health care fundraising and development work. She will bring expertise and experience to the Director of Development position.”

Fischer is originally from Lynnville, Iowa. She completed her undergraduate education at Bloomfield College in New Jersey and received her Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Colorado. She has more than 15 years of experience in health care development, most recently as the Development Operations Coordinator for The Valley Hospital Foundation and before that as their Development Research Supervisor.

“I’m excited to be back in central Iowa to be closer to family and serve my hometown and surrounding communities,” says Fischer. “I look forward to growing the current foundation programs to support our GRMC patients, team members and communities.”

As Director of Development, Fischer will lead the GRMC Foundation and expand upon the development programs currently in place, including leadership for major and capital gifts, planned giving, annual giving and various stewardship programs. Learn more about the GRMC Foundation by visiting