Herbert Heili


  • Institutional Advancement |
Major Gifts Officer
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As a major gifts officer, Herb works with benefactors and friends of Viterbo University to create a learning environment that benefits all current and future students in collaboration with other Viterbo University advancement staff.

Before joining Viterbo, Herb worked in healthcare for 42 years, during which he served in leadership positions with pharmaceutical companies and at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.  He and his wife Barbara are natives of Two Rivers, Wis., and have three children and seven grandchildren.  Herb received a bachelor of science degree from St. Norbert College and served as a Medical Services officer in the U.S. Army. 

On New Year’s Eve 2001, Herb received a heart transplant. He shares his personal experience with others about the importance of organ donation and advance directives. Herb was an athlete at the U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh, where he captured four medals, including a gold. In 2009, Herb was named a recipient of the Pope John XXIII Award for Distinguished Service from Viterbo University in recognition of his community service and tireless support of faith-based learning.
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