Ellen Cohune

Manager of Philanthropy
French Hospital, Dignity Health

Ellen has served as Manager of Philanthropy at French Hospital Medical Center since December 2019 where she secures private philanthropic support for the community hospital serving San Luis Obispo County. She was Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Director of Communications at her alma mater, Cal Poly from January 2011 – December 2019. Prior to nonprofit fundraising, Ellen served in a variety of marketing, media relations and business development roles in the San Francisco Bay Area, in industries ranging from professional sports to healthcare to publishing. She chooses to serve the SLO Food Bank “because everyone deserves access to nutritious food, and each of us can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. The SLO Food Bank does more than fight hunger – it brings health and hope to those in need.”