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Devin D. Thorpe
Devin Thorpe

Heathcare Philanthropy Plays Vital Role In US

The role of healthcare philanthropists in the U.S. has never been more important than it is today. Gail Rudolph heads up the planning for the annual conference of top leaders in healthcare philanthropy, members of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

This week, the AHP will be holding its annual conference in San Antonio. I’ll be honored to speak.

Gail joined me to talk about the vitally important work that healthcare philanthropists do and what is coming up at the conference next week. We talked about the increasing role of crowdfunding as a part of philanthropic fundraising.

Learn more about the conference at

Interview with Gail Rudolph, the Committee Chair for upcoming Leading Forward Conference in San Antonio of Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.

The following is the pre-interview with Gail Rudolph. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.

What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?

We are trying to enhance leadership within the industry to further advance healthcare though our hospitals within our communities

More about Association of Healthcare Philanthropy:

Twitter: @AHPIntl



The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) is an international professional organization dedicated exclusively to development professionals who encourage charity in North America’s health care organizations. Established in 1967, AHP is the source for education, networking, information and research in health care philanthropy. AHP is a not-for-profit organization with its headquarters located right outside Washington, D.C. in Falls Church, Virginia.

AHP’s 4,500 members represent more than 2,200 health care facilities around the world. They embody all aspects of health care fundraising, from executive directors and chief development officers, to major gift officers, annual campaign managers, event coordinators and grant writers.

Our mission is to inspire, educate and serve those transforming health care through philanthropy.

Our vision is to be the definitive authority in health philanthropy.

For-profit/Nonprofit: 501(c)3 Nonprofit

Revenue model: This is a professional association for people in Healthcare Philanthropy

Scale: Our units are not just  the number of attendees at the conference.  It is really much broader by the number of people who are touched by better leadership.

Gail Rudolph

Gail Rudolph’s bio:

Twitter: @AdvmtResources


Gail Rudolph, CFRE

Gail partners with leading companies and healthcare organizations in building a solid approach to leadership, organizational structure, and teamwork to elevate human potential. She works with clients throughout all phases of the process, from assessment and analysis to design and implementation, helping individuals, companies and teams achieve their fullest potential.
Gail has more than 25 years of experience serving in leadership positions across a spectrum of organizations, including community hospitals, academic medical institutions, large healthcare systems and consulting.

Gail’s past experience includes extensive work in Leadership and Philanthropy at Cleveland Clinic, Northwestern University, Advocate, Dignity Health and various other community organizations and companies.  Gail holds a master’s degree in Human Services Administration and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Among her many accomplishments, Gail has been named a “Top 10 Leader You Should Know”.

For the second year in a row Gail is serving as the Chair of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s (AHP) Leading Forward Executive Summit, helping to enhance leadership skills within the healthcare industry.  As an active member and frequent speaker with AHP, Gail believes in the impact that Leadership can have on an individual and organization, which compels her to share and mentor from her experience.

Gail has been featured in numerous publications including the Non-Profit Times and Executive Health Magazine, regarding her work in philanthropy and grateful patient programs.

As a Senior Consultant with Advancement Resources and Executive Director on the John Maxwell Team, Gail is a Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker. Gail offers workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, strategic partnership opportunities and coaching, aiding personal and professional growth through study and practical application of proven leadership and organizational methods. Working together, she helps to move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goal.

Gail has just recently obtained a Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Leadership-Entrepreneur Certification.  

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