Margaret Cooney-Casey named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Margaret Cooney-Casey, president, Beaumont Foundation, Beaumont Heath System has been nameda winner of the Ernst and Young in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award Recipients were named at a black-tie gala on June 20 at the MGM Grand, Detroit.

Cooney-Casey has served as president of the Beaumont Foundation since July 2000. Under her leadership, revenue generated by fundraising efforts of the Foundation for the benefit of the Beaumont Health System has totaled more than $275 million. The Campaign for Beaumont Hospitals, which ended on December 31, 2011, exceeded its $170 million goal by raising $206 million. She also provides oversight to the Beaumont Foundation board of directors - comprised of 25 community and business leaders who are also key to the philanthropic success of Beaumont Health System. Additionally, she leads a team of more than 40 fundraising professionals.

Cooney-Casey has been active in many community endeavors throughout her career. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Mercy Education Project, provides fundraising consultation to City Year - Detroit, past Board member for Michigan Special Olympics, Marian High School and Focus, Inc. and has been an active member and presenter for the Association of Health Care Philanthropy and the Academy for Health Care Management.

About Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About the Beaumont Foundation
The medical, educational, research and community initiatives of Beaumont Health System are supported, in part, through the fundraising efforts of the Beaumont Foundation. Philanthropic gifts and grant dollars help to offset the cost of Beaumont's continuing commitment to innovation and excellence.

The Beaumont Foundation, established in 1986, exists to raise charitable dollars that help fund the construction of new facilities, the purchase of innovative equipment and technologies, and to underwrite programs and services that directly benefit Beaumont patients and their families. The generosity of individual, corporate and private foundation donors enables Beaumont to continue providing the highest quality health care for patients.

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