Jeff Bastable

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Director of Philanthropy

Jeff Bastable

Jeff Bastable has been a healthcare management executive, a fundraising professional, and active community volunteer for over 40 years. He joined the American Cancer Society as Director of Major and Planned Giving for Upstate New York in July of 2009 retiring in 2014. In this role, he was responsible for developing, stewarding, and securing major and planned gifts for all Upstate Regions, including a $10 million capital campaign for the American Cancer Society’s B. Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge and Hospitality House in Rochester, NY. He served as a Senior Consultant at Hollis Associates Acquisition Advisors, LLC and CEO of Critical Point LLC a start up in health care delivery. His consultancy work continued at St Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse developing a planned giving program. In 2014, he joined Gary Livent and created B + L Consulting, offering coaching and mentoring services to new foundation and nonprofit fund raising professionals.

Jeff’s career has focused on executive level hospital management, medical group management, and managed care at Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Univera Health Care of CNY, and Health Services Association of CNY (PHP). He also served as CEO of Westerly Hospital and Community Health of Westerly, Rhode Island, and in various managerial positions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

His volunteer work has included a life long role as a volunteer, board member and chair of United Way wherever he has lived. Other board work has included Loretto Foundation, Boy Scouts, and the Syracuse University Varsity Club where he served also as President and was named a Letter winner of Distinction in 2008.

He has served on the board of “Honor Flight Syracuse” since right after its inception and is their Director of Philanthropy. He was appointed by the Governor and serves in the Selective Service Board. He has been a member of the Board of Advisors, Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences for almost twenty years. For eight years, he served on the faculty of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Medical Humanities during the first two years of medical school instruction. He served on the CNY Ethics Institute. He is a past Executive-In-Residence at Cornell University and serves as an Instructor in the Sloan Program in Health Services Administration. Currently, Bastable has served on the board of a for profit start up based in Singapore, Active Global Care Givers, LLC.

A native of Upstate New York, Jeff earned an undergraduate and graduate degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from the Sloan Program, Cornell University. He is married with two children who are veteran officers of the United States Navy. His wife is Emeritus Professor and Founding Director of the LeMoyne Nursing Program and is the author of three professional textbooks.

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