Cheryl Lintner
Director of Donor Relations
Meridian Health Foundation


Cheryl Lintner started her development career in 2008 in a small nonprofit based within a healthcare institution. In 2010, she moved to donor relations in higher education at Rutgers University, then in 2013, returned to healthcare to develop the first comprehensive donor relations program for three hospital foundations within the RWJ Barnabas Health system.

Cheryl currently leads a donor relations team responsible for six hospital foundations under the Meridian Health Foundation, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health system, where she has worked to grow a donor relations program that includes multiple recurring touches for all donors, an emphasis on major donor stewardship, and an existing, highly successful donor-patient concierge program. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Cheryl worked in the legal field and in academia. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts in anthropology and history from the University of Delaware and a doctorate in anthropology/archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley.