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Pine Rest Welcomes New Planned Giving Officer


Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is pleased to announce Bert Elliott as the new planned giving officer for the Pine Rest Foundation.

Elliott is joining the Pine Rest Foundation after several years with the Heart of West Michigan United Way as a donor relations consultant. Elliott received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

As the planned giving officer, Bert has the responsibility of creating a comprehensive, planned giving program resulting in raising funds for Pine Rest and the Pine Rest Foundation. She will build deep relationships with loyal donors through personal visits, extensive communications, and ultimately guiding donors to a planned gift. Elliott works at Pine Rest’s main campus located at 300 68th St in Grand Rapids.        

About the Pine Rest Foundation
The Pine Rest Foundation was established to help Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services advance the healing ministry of Jesus Christ through its provision of behavioral health care services. Since its inception 50 years ago, the Pine Rest Foundation has distributed $11 million in gifts through an endowment to Pine Rest for charitable care and treatment, research, program innovations, education and facility improvement. The general endowment is generated through annual membership gifts, proceeds from special events, bequests, and other outright or deferred gifts.   

About Pine Rest
Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics. In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa. Pine Rest achieved a historic milestone in June 2010 when the organization marked 100 years of service to the greater Grand Rapids and national community.