Stella Dilik named to Land Conservancy leadership position

Stella Dilik has been named Chief Development Officer of the nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

Dilik, who most recently served as Executive Director of Foundation and Systems Philanthropy at The MetroHealth System, will oversee all fundraising and development programs at the Land Conservancy, which is based in Moreland Hills. She will report to President and CEO Rich Cochran.

“We are extremely pleased that Stella is joining our team,” Cochran said. “She is an accomplished professional with an exceptional track record as a fundraiser and leader of teams. Just as important is the fact that Stella is deeply committed to our conservation mission.”

“Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s regional work to conserve and restore essential natural assets that nourish and support healthy communities is critical,” Dilik explained.  “I am eager to develop a successful fundraising program that will generate the resources needed to fully support these programs and people, now and forever.”

At The MetroHealth System, Dilik served as a member of the leadership team and managed staff responsible for major gift fundraising, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, annual fund, digital fundraising, endowments, and special events.  In two years, she led the charge to increase total dollars raised, achieving the most successful fundraising years in the history of The MetroHealth Foundation.

Previously, Dilik spearheaded fundraising and community relations efforts as divisional director of development for the Salvation Army of Northeast Ohio. She also served as the development director for Lake Ridge Academy, an independent school in North Ridgeville. Dilik earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Miami University.