James Quinn is an award-winning, 35-year fundraising veteran who established the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, after serving as a consultant leading Morristown Medical Center’s New Era of Excellence Campaign. His dedication to healthcare philanthropy, commitment to excellence, a track record of raising over $245M, collegiality, and leadership set him apart as a remarkable leader who has raised the bar.
Quinn has exhibited deep loyalty and commitment to three organizations throughout his 43-year career—Montclair State University, Brakeley John Price Jones, and Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center. He started in development at Montclair State University in New Jersey where he served as the first graduate intern in the alumni office and started the College’s first student phone-a-thon. From there he joined Brakeley John Price Jones where he served as a program director for three clients: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boy Scouts of America (Greater New York Councils), and Morristown Medical Center. His 31-year tenure as CDO at Morristown has seen the Medical Center grow from a community hospital into a 735-bed tertiary care center, winning significant national recognition. His stewardship of community leadership has contributed significantly to this excellence and reputation. The Foundation has been a pioneer in capital campaigns, strategic planning, board development, research initiatives, and adopting new technology. Quinn never hesitates to share information with colleagues, nor does he hesitate to reach out and seek new ideas.
Quinn has led six major groundbreaking campaigns at Morristown: raising $28M in two campaigns to build and later expand the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, $30M to establish the Goryeb Children's Hospital, and $45M to erect the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute. He also conceived of and led Campaign 3SIXTY, an unprecedented five-year, $106 million comprehensive campaign engaging all service lines and clinical staff across the medical center. Most recently, Quinn led the $38.5M "Growing Forward" campaign to reinforce initial investments in the Cancer, Heart, and Children's Centers of Excellence. His efforts led to the Foundation's recognition as an AHP High Performer in 2018.
He is involved in and has been recognized by numerous organizations in his personal and professional life. He has actively participated in AHP for 31 years serving on more than a dozen committees, the board of directors, and as a faculty member and speaker. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and received the 2001 Robert Smythe Award as Outstanding Professional Fundraiser. He has published several articles in the field of philanthropy and has presented throughout the country. Quinn currently serves on the Board of the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey.