Harris named chief development officer at Cook Children’s Health Foundation

Grant Harris

Cook Children’s announced Dec. 11, that Grant Harris has been named senior vice president/chief development officer of Cook Children’s Health Foundation. For almost a decade, Harris has served within the foundation, focusing on annual giving, donor engagement, donor relations and major gift fundraising.

According to a news release, Harris’ more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit work as well as his background in pediatric health care have provided him with a unique perspective to guide his efforts to match the needs of the organization with the giving inclinations of Cook Children’s donor community.

Under Harris’ leadership, Harris’ team of 35 fundraising professionals within the foundation completed the largest capital campaign in its history, surpassing the original goal by over $35 million.

“I have been blessed by this incredible place and I want to play a small part in making life better for a child,” Harris said in the release.

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In addition to his work within the organization, Harris also advocates for several nonprofits in Fort Worth and beyond.

In the new year, Cook Children’s Health Foundation will celebrate its 100th birthday. According to the release, during this Centennial year, the foundation will reflect on its philanthropic roots and will charge forward under Harris’ new direction.