DETROIT — The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation announces the hiring of experienced heath care foundation leader Anthony Werner as its President and CEO, effective mid-February, 2013.

Since 2002, Werner has simultaneously served as president of three foundations that benefit hospitals in the Toledo area — the Mercy Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Mercy St. Vincent Foundation and the St. Marguerite d’Youville Foundation II. Earlier in his career, he served in development leadership capacities for a hospital, a college and two community performing arts venues, in multiple states. Werner is also a Chartered Financial Consultant.

Werner succeeds Larry E. Fleischmann, M.D. who has served as Interim President and CEO since Oct. 1, 2012, after Cameron Hosner left the foundation to serve as president and CEO of The Judson Center.

“Tony Werner’s extensive experience in foundation leadership and fundraising and his knowledge as to how philanthropy can support health care combine to make him the best choice to lead our Foundation into the future,” said David K. Page, Chair of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Board of Trustees. “Tony understands and will help us implement our strategic plan to increase our impact on the health and well-being of the children of this community. Our Board looks forward to working with him to grow our Foundation and increase our grants for research, education and community benefit.”

“This job attracted me because of the exceptional potential to grow this foundation to help even more children in Michigan have more days to play, nights to dream and time to just be kids,” said Werner. “I look forward to working with a talented team and this generous community to support research, education and community programs with one of America’s top children’s hospitals.”

Established in 2003, the CHM Foundation supports the healthcare needs of children by raising philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, pediatric focused research and prevention of childhood diseases and injuries, and child advocacy efforts.  The Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service and is governed by a 24-member board of directors. Learn more at


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