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Alumna Named President of Major Memphis Healthcare Foundation

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tulane alumna Paula Jacaobson was recently named president of the Methodist Healthcare Foundation in Memphis, TN. She has been with Methodist Healthcare-Memphis Hospitals since 2000. In addition, she is very involved with the Memphis Jewish community.

Paula Jacobson has been with Methodist Healthcare since 2000 and currently serves as president of the Methodist Healthcare Foundation. Prior to coming to Methodist, Jacobson was director of operations for the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau from 1984 to 1987. She was director of development at Rhodes College for eight years from 1987 to 1995, and most recently, from 1995 to 2000, created and served as executive director of Jewish Foundation of Memphis. In her role as president of the Foundation, Jacobson oversees fundraising activities that support and strengthen the clinical, research and educational programs for Methodist Healthcare. She serves on the board of Temple Israel and the MOST Scholarship Fund. Jacobson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies from Tulane University in New Orleans 1973 and a Master of Arts degree in guidance and counseling from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1976.

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