New Executive Director Appointed to Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation

Sep 14, 2016
Courtesy of: Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations James Young, Executive Director of the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation.

The board of trustees of Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation has appointed James Young as executive director. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to support various health care programs and services at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin.

Young brings more than 25 years of development experience to the foundation, most recently serving as New Jersey state director at the March of Dimes Foundation.

“I am very pleased to welcome James to Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation,” said Thomas Dolan, chair of the foundation’s board of trustees. “Given his wide range of fundraising experience and shared vision with our hospital, I know he will play an integral role in exceling our philanthropic mission.”

Prior to the March of Dimes, Young served for five years as director of development for the country’s leading respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health. Before that, he helped to lead the Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society as regional vice president. He spent over 20 years with the American Cancer Society.

“Jim led an impressive career in health care philanthropy, securing transformational gifts while building strong relationships with donors and community members,” noted Joseph Coyle, president of SOMC. “We are confident his expertise and enthusiasm will build upon our existing donor base and forge new relationships for Southern Ocean.”

Young stated, “I am thrilled to join the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation team and partner with this outstanding community to ensure excellent health care continues to be available, close to home.”

To learn more about the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation, or to make a donation, visit or contact James Young at or 609-978-3040.  —M.S.

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