Ecumen Names Tina Palmer as Senior Vice President & Chief Mission Advancement Officer

By Angie Andresen | April 3rd, 2024

Ecumen announced that Tina Palmer has joined its leadership team as Senior Vice President & Chief Mission Advancement Officer. Palmer joins Ecumen with decades of experience in fundraising with local, regional and national nonprofit organizations. She most recently served as senior development officer at Fairview Foundation/University of Minnesota Foundation. Prior to that role, she led fundraising efforts for Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis as vice president of development.

“Tina brings a track record of success to Ecumen,” said Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen’s president & CEO. “With the challenges our industry has faced over the past several years, it’s more important than ever to continue to build and steward the generous donations that help power our mission of serving older adults. Tina will be a key part of that work and I’m delighted to welcome her to the team.”

Tina Palmer, SVP - Chief Mission Advancement Officer | Philanthropy
Tina Palmer, SVP - Chief Mission Advancement Officer | Philanthropy

About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service reflects a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit

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