March Focus Print

Board of Directors Slate of Officers: 2021-2023

Dear NEAHP Community,

We hope that this e-mail finds you and your family well – staying healthy and looking forward to a beautiful New England spring.

As you all know, New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (NEAHP) is a volunteer run organization with the mission of providing exceptional and relevant education and networking opportunities.

At our upcoming Annual Meeting we will be voting in the following officer positions for the 2021-2023 term.  

  • President-Elect, John Donovan, CFRE
  • Secretary/Vice President for Communications, David Garamella, CFRE
  • Vice President for Education, Gail Dexter, CFRE
  • Treasurer/Vice President for Finance, Joanne Gregory, CFRE
  • Vice President for Membership, Joshua Scroggins

Please note that Jennifer Clark was elected “President-Elect” in 2019 and will be presented on the slate as “President” for 2021-2023.

This slate will be presented at the NEAHP Business Meeting, which will be held at the Annual Educational Conference on March 10, 2021.

Board Officers and members serve a two-year term and officers will recruit all other board positions for 2021-2023.  

There are open positions on the board and we would very much like for YOU to get involved. The current proposed organizational chart is linked here. If you would like to nominate someone for a position, please e-mail [email protected]. Please feel free to nominate yourself, we’d love to have you become more involved!  

Respectfully submitted,

NEAHP Nominating Committee
Jessica Symonds, Chair
Jennifer Clark
Betsy Cross, CFRE
John Donovan, CFRE
Joanne Gregory, CFRE
Robin Popp, CFRE

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Educational Opportunities Maximize Your NEAHP Member Benefit

Who doesn’t like a great deal?

You are invited to take advantage of all that NEAHP has to offer! Your NEAHP membership provides great value with “From the Experts” webinars FREE to members and an Annual Education Conference with your needs in mind. Affordable programming is important so that you, our valued members, can stay involved with a strong network of colleagues, attend excellent educational workshops, network with stellar colleagues across industries, and benefit from sharing the latest information to help us all improve our programs and careers. In this jam-packed edition of FOCUS, you will find information and tips to be the best that you can be; I hope you will join in, participate and remember to thank all of the volunteers and sponsors who make NEAHP such a valuable resource to health care fundraisers.

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Is 2021 the Year You Become a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)?

During the NEAHP conference in March, Ashley Gatewood, Communications and Marketing Director for CFRE International will be hosting the CFRE Round Table. This is your opportunity to learn about the process and to get your CFRE questions answered. Meanwhile, for additional information about the certification process, please contact:

Linda Dodge, CFRE
Director of Development
Garden Spot Village
[email protected]

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The Value of Scholarship

Thanks to supporters like you, each year NEAHP is able to award two scholarships for our members to attend professional development events. The Fithian Scholarship is given to attend the NEAHP Annual Conference and the Miner Scholarship is for attendance at AHP’s Madison Institute in Wisconsin. Historically, funds have been raised during the NEAHP Annual Education Conference through a fun and plentiful raffle. Although we will be together virtually this year, we still would appreciate any donations to help a colleague to attend one of the conferences. This year, anyone who makes a donation will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. From one fundraiser to another, thank you for your generosity and support.

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A Salute to Conference Sponsors

NEAHP is grateful to the companies that sponsor our Annual Educational Conference. Their sponsorship fees underwrite a significant amount of the event’s expenses, resulting in lower registration fees for attendees. As sponsors, these firms demonstrate their commitment to healthcare philanthropy and professional education.

We refer to sponsor partners as “Resource Providers” and consider them to be key partners for our members. The products and services they offer help us become more effective at raising money through capital campaigns, major gifts, annual funds, special events, and planned giving. They offer innovative ways to identify, screen, communicate with, thank, and recognize our donors. They help us manage data, market and expand our programs, and advance our careers.

When the need arises for philanthropy products and services, please put conference sponsors – our partners – at the top of your list.

Thank you to the following firms for making early sponsorship commitments to the 2021 NEAHP Conference:

Signature Sponsor

Ghiorsi & Sorrenti logo



Gold Sponsors

Accordant The Giving Collaborative Gravyty


Silver Sponsors

The Angeletti Group Blackbaud Copley Raff


Five Maples


Exhibitor-Level Sponsors

CFRE DaVinci Direct Health Giving


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Last Call to Become a Conference Sponsor

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business by sponsoring NEAHP’s Annual Educational Conference, March 8-10, 2021.

Sponsorship offers year-round opportunities to raise your firm’s visibility, help you connect with prospective clients, generate new leads, and increase sales. The 2021 Sponsorship Prospectus outlines the benefits and fees for each sponsorship level.

Sign up soon to take full advantage of the pre-conference benefits offered at each sponsorship level!

To register as a sponsor, or for more information, contact the NEAHP office at (781) 205-9400 or [email protected]; or Sponsorship Chair Richard Solomon, CFRE at (781) 710-5477 or [email protected].

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Mark Your Calendar for our “From the Experts” Webinars

Our “From the Experts” webinars offer another way that NEAHP helps you add up credits toward a CFRE certification. Many thanks to the folks at Ghiorsi and Sorrenti, Inc. and The Giving Collaborative for sponsoring the 2021 “From the Experts” series.

April 14, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Artificial Intelligence - Have You Seized the Power in your Grateful Patient Fundraising Program?Presented by Sarah Tedesco | Executive Vice President of Donor Search.

Are you struggling to keep up with the insatiable demand for new high-value patient prospects? With an overwhelming pool of prospects to weed through, discover how Artificial Intelligence can help identify those with the best capacity and likelihood to express their gratitude.

May 12, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The “Triple” Ask – The Trifecta of Fundraising
Presented by Bill Mountcastle | President of Health Giving

As healthcare philanthropy leaders, it is our job to educate philanthropic investors about the different gift types and their impact. Learn how educating philanthropists and simultaneously soliciting for three gifts - an annual gift, major gift, and planned gift – during a fundraising initiative or capital campaign will result in more substantial gifts and allow the donor to make a bigger impact and receive more important recognition.

   Webinars are pending CFRE credit.

“From the Experts” webinars are free to members and $30 for non-members. To register or to learn more, click here.

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