Emily Church - MMHPI - Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Emily Church

Senior Vice President of Philanthropy

Emily Church has over fifteen years of experience in fundraising and business development for healthcare, higher education, and arts and culture organizations. As Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, she is responsible for the oversight, strategic planning, and management of the Meadows Institute’s fundraising and donor engagement activities.

Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Emily served as Senior Principal Gifts Lead at Texas Children’s Hospital, where she worked with donors on transformational gifts, with a particular focus on initiatives within psychology, psychiatry, public health, neurology, neurosurgery, and developmental pediatrics. At Texas Children’s, Emily also helped design and lead a $100 million fundraising initiative for the hospital’s Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. Prior to this, Emily was the Senior Development Officer for the Campaign for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she managed a $450 million campus redevelopment project, and the Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston. In addition, Emily managed fundraising programs for the Blaffer Art Museum and Rice University Art Gallery.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Emily resides in Houston with her husband and two daughters.

Emily Church