Michelle Boggs Named President of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation

Published on: 12/13/2018

Michelle Boggs has been appointed president of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Nicklaus Children's Health System. In this role, Ms. Boggs will oversee operations of the foundation, which raises funds to support the work of the nonprofit Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the region’s leading pediatric specialty hospital.

"Michelle has demonstrated her leadership and commitment to the foundation's mission to support world-class pediatric care for the patients and families of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. We are pleased that she will lead our foundation as we strive to create an even greater impact in the lives of the patients we serve," said Dr. Narendra M. Kini, CEO of Nicklaus Children's Health System.

Ms. Boggs joined the health system in 2018 as executive director for Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, assuming responsibility for community relations, stewardship, annual giving and donor relations.

Before joining the foundation, Ms. Boggs served for 12 years in various leadership roles with the American Heart Association. Most recently, she served as National Market Development Director charged with consulting to top markets across the country with revenue goals totaling 800 million.

Ms. Boggs was also the executive director for the American Heart Association in Miami-Dade and Broward county, leading with the responsibility of developing high-performing teams committed to understanding and achieving health, philanthropic and volunteerism goals.

Michelle graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in English. She is a member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami and serves as a mentor for Take Stock in Children.

About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation (NCHF) is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. "Funding World-Class Care" and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, NCHF, now a part of the Nicklaus Children’s Health System, has helped the 309-bed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists.

About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Where Children Matter Most (2024)

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 850 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 307-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.

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