WHY I SERVE​: PHILLIP VASTA

"I believe it is important (and personally gratifying) to give back to one's community and to the Foundation and the Hospital, in particular, as I by utilize my fundraising and financial background in helping CHRISTUS St. Vincent meet the healthcare needs of the entire Santa Fe community."

After a career for many years in Connecticut in the investment advisory world, my wife and I moved to Washington DC, where I joined my alma mater, Georgetown University, in its development office and  helped to raise $75 million for a new home for its Business School. I had also been a longtime volunteer in alumni activities, and served on its Alumni Association Board of Governors and the chair of more class reunions than I care to remember! We then moved to Santa Fe and in 2006 I joined the Foundation Board of Directors, and chaired its capital campaign committee. Last year I was elected Chair of the Foundation and was delighted to be part of the groundbreaking, topping off ceremony and dedication of the Frost Pavilion