Alta Fleming’s life has been shaped by her entrepreneurial drive and her desire to perform meaningful volunteer work. The two forces ultimately connected her with New England Baptist Hospital, where she applies her business and financial acumen as a valued volunteer, advancing the mission of the Baptist. In the last few years, she and her husband, Ed Pilicy, developed an appreciation for NEBH and have become thoughtful and generous donors.
“As a kid, I would accompany my aunt to the hospital. I tried the candy-striper thing but realized I wasn’t cut out for it. Instead, I spent a lot of time in the hospital gift shop.” In 2005, she took a position managing a lending and financial services team that worked with non-profits and began the process of building a health care financing portfolio.
Ms. Fleming and Mr. Pilicy, who are Rose Society members, have inspired their respective employers to support the Baptist. “Ed works at General Electric and came up with the idea of using the company’s generous matching gift program for our Baptist campaign pledge,” she says. “They matched our gift equally, which worked well.”
TD Bank is a contributing sponsor for the Baptist’s Transformation and Innovation Gala, held in April. “As we’ve become enthusiastic about the Baptist, there has been some real nice support on the part of our employers,” Ms. Fleming says.
The couple, who live in Beverly, MA, get away from it all by spending time with their six grandchildren.
But business is never far from Ms. Fleming’s mind. “I am most interested in strengthening organizations and helping them to more effectively meet their missions,” she says. “That includes the Baptist, which is such a special place.”