As the Chief Revenue Officer for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Clark Sweat leads a team dedicated to raising much-needed funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. Clark has more than 22 years experience building partnerships to support children’s charities. His strategy of focusing on fewer, bigger partnerships and the importance of being relational, not transactional, have led to long-term alliances with companies like Walmart, Target, Costco, Williams-Sonoma, Marriott, RE/MAX, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, CVS, Walgreen’s and Delta Air Lines — resulting in more than $2.5 Billion dollars raised for children’s hospitals and other charities focused on kids’ health.
Under his leadership since returning to CMN Hospitals in 2011, fundraising revenue has increased by 77% which equates to nearly $400 million annually.
Clark’s experience includes founding and leading a cause marketing consultancy, Cause 4 Good, to assist nonprofits and corporations in developing innovative and effective cause marketing campaigns. He also served as senior vice president of corporate alliances at ALSAC/St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he focused on international development and grew his division from $17 million annually in 2006 to $75 million in 2010.
Clark and his teams have earned accolades in the philanthropic sector, including receiving the Cause Marketing Forum’s Golden Halo Award, in 2007 and 2014 — the only person to receive the award twice.
As an industry thought leader, Clark speaks often about how charities should work together to solve social injustices rather than view each other as competitors focused only on dollars while giving lip service to impact.
Clark holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and an EMBA from the University of Memphis. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Heber, Utah, with their four sons.