In this position, Mr. Ponce has overall responsibility for all development, marketing, and public relations activities for Cottage Health System and the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation.
He will also play an important role in providing support to and collaboration with all the foundations that provide critical fundraising support for Cottage hospitals: Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation, and the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation.
Prior to joining Cottage Health System, Mr. Ponce served as the Vice President for Advancement for Pomona College from 2003 to October 2012.
A graduate of Stanford University, Mr. Ponce spent close to 20 years of his development career at Stanford where he held positions of increasing responsibility and played a key role in Stanford’s $1 billion Campaign for Undergraduate Education and the $400 million Hewlett Challenge.
About Cottage Health System:
The not-for-profit Cottage Health System is the parent organization of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital — and its associated Cottage Children’s Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. Last year, the Cottage hospitals provided inpatient care for 20,000 people, treated 67,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,400 newborns.