UofL Health announces the promotion of Elea Mihou Fox as the system’s first vice president of philanthropy. Elea brings more than a decade of successful fundraising experience, spending the last three years as the executive director of development for the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center.
“While COVID-19 has posed challenges for all health care systems, UofL Health is in a strong position to make an impact on our community, the Commonwealth and the region,” said Elea. “The outpouring of support for our health care heroes has been inspirational, and I am honored to lead the effort toward sustainable support.”
Fox completed a masters of urban planning from SUNY Buffalo in 2007, specializing in community development. She has served in successive leadership roles in nonprofit management, and educational and health care fundraising. Currently, Elea is a Ph.D. student in UofL’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences. She is a passionate advocate for community health and betterment.
“Elea is an outstanding addition to our leadership team,” said Tom Miller, CEO of UofL Health. “She is an expert coalition builder, devoted to improving access to health care and the advancement of medicine. Her work will benefit the future health of our community.”
In her new role, Elea will develop fundraising and support for the UofL Health system and its diverse and distinct entities. She will work in conjunction with the University of Louisville, University of Louisville Foundation and UofL Health leadership on behalf of the philanthropic goals of UofL Health’s five hospitals, four medical centers, nearly 200 physician practice locations, 700 providers, the Frazier Rehab Institute and the Brown Cancer Center. This position will catalyze resources to promote the mission of UofL Health as an integrated regional academic health system, dedicated to patient-centered care.
“The University of Louisville looks forward to continuing our collaboration with Elea and UofL Health. Together, we will grow investments to build a healthier community,” said Jasmine Farrier, Ph.D., UofL vice president for university advancement.
Elea lives in Louisville with her husband and two daughters.