Heather Rickett is the new director of the F.F. Thompson Foundation, Inc., the fundraising arm of the nonprofit UR Medicine Thompson Health.
A Bloomfield resident, Rickett stepped into her new role Feb. 28. She has been with Thompson for six years, having first joined the foundation in 2016 as a development specialist, with a promotion to manager in June of 2021.
Rickett, a graduate of St. John Fisher College, is a certified fundraising professional (CFRE). Prior to Thompson, she worked for Catholic Charities Community Services in Rochester for more than 20 years, including nine as its development coordinator. Her volunteer endeavors include serving as a board of education member for the Bloomfield Central School District and as a board member for the Rochester Music Hall of Fame.
“Heather is a dynamic person with a wealth of experience and a true passion for ensuring our health system has the resources it needs to continue growing and meeting the changing needs of our community,” said Dale Hunt, chairman of the board of directors for the foundation. “The board looks forward to working with her in her new role as she partners with supporters of Thompson who share her vision for our patients, residents, associates and volunteers. We know she will do a top-notch job.”