Lesley Townsend started as a filing aide at Dwyer Memorial Hospital. Today she is the executive director for Providence Milwaukie Foundation, a role she has filled since 1986, when Dwyer transitioned to Providence. Along the way, she held several different jobs, all with a focus on people.
"I found the atmosphere of the hospital and the community of people I met truly fun and exciting," she said. "It really set the foundation for the community I fell in love with and a passion for serving all who live and work here."
As foundation executive director, Lesley connects donors and influencers in the community with Providence Milwaukie. She has raised millions of dollars for major hospital renovations, new equipment, and programs and services for vulnerable populations
"Lesley's passion for this community, fostering relationships and ability to connect philanthropy with community need has been pivotal in guiding our work as an effective and successful foundation," said Mark Stehn, board president of the Providence Milwaukie Foundation. "She's challenged us to 'think outside the box' and her advocacy has guided us to serve our community in new and innovative ways."
Please join in congratulating Lesley on 50 years of service to the community of Milwaukie and the patients, families and caregivers of Providence Milwaukie Hospital.
Read more in the Clackamas Review: Lesley Townsend celebrates 50 years at Milwaukie Hospital
"Lesley's passion for this community, fostering relationships and ability to connect philanthropy with community need has been pivotal in guiding our work as an effective and successful foundation."