Charles Guida Bio

Vice President of Philanthropy, Southwest Division

Charles “Charlie” Guida serves as Vice President of Philanthropy for CommonSpirit Health's Southwest Division. Most recently he served as Chief Philanthropy Officer for St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation in Nevada and as interim President for Dignity Health Foundation- East Valley in Arizona.

Charlie joined Dignity Health in 2007 and has nearly 40 years of experience in philanthropy and fundraising. Charlie is responsible for developing and implementing ongoing, comprehensive fundraising strategies and operations in support of, and in collaboration with, the foundations of Dignity Health facilities in Arizona and Nevada. While growing financial and public relations support for the division’s hospitals, programs, and services, Charlie ensures efficiencies and leverages resources across the service area.

Charlie has led several highly successful development programs, which include exceeding goals of more than $250 million for comprehensive capital campaigns. He has in-depth experience in board recruitment and management, leading fundraising teams, and securing major gifts. Charlie’s fundraising experience spans hospitals, academic medicine and higher education, and includes leadership roles at Lifespan/Rhode Island Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Clark University, and Villanova University.

Charlie holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and a Master of Business Administration from Villanova University. He belongs to several professional organizations, including the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. An active member of the CommonSpirit Philanthropy Advisory Council, Charlie previously served as the council’s chair. He was also a member of the CommonSpirit Health Post-Pandemic COVID-19 Philanthropy Task Force and the Dignity Health Foundation By-laws Task Force.


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