Kelly Buechler has accepted the post of chief philanthropy officer for Providence Foundations of Oregon. Buechler served as executive director for Providence Portland Medical Foundation for 16 years. He also oversaw philanthropic efforts for the Providence foundations in Hood River, Milwaukie, Medford and Oregon City.

He helped lead the Providence Together Campaign, completed in 2009, which raised $154 million for cancer research, children’s health, and care for brain, spine and heart. Most recently, Buechler and his team worked with Robert Franz and Elsie Franz Finley, siblings who gave more than $100 million to benefit many programs and services at Providence, notably cancer research.

Buechler will lead the 10 Providence foundations in Oregon.