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Lee Health Foundation hires Malaina Mote as director of development

Malaina Mote has been hired as director of development at Lee Health Foundation, a role in which she will focus on generating donor support, including major gifts for the Lee Health Musculoskeletal Institute.

Mote, a resident of Bonita Springs, is a native of Southwest Florida and a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. Previously, she was director of donor development for Habitat for Humanity. Prior to that, she held development roles at the Collaboratory and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She received Florida Gulf Coast University’s Soaring Eagle Award in 2021.

Mote will guide fundraising initiatives as Lee Health develops a program of excellence with a vision of becoming the regional and national destination for preventing, treating and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. With a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art technology and high-value patient care, Lee Health’s musculoskeletal services include orthopedics, spine, arthritis and sports medicine.

“Malaina has led record-breaking fundraising for large, well-known nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, is highly engaged with the community and will be an asset to our team,” said Chris Simoneau, Lee Health’s chief development, marketing and communications officer. “We are pleased to have her expertise and leadership as we further enhance our commitment to wellness with the expansion of musculoskeletal medical services at Lee Health.”

For additional information about the role of philanthropy at Lee Health or to donate, visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call 239-343-6950.

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