UHF Recognized in the Association for Healthcare
Philanthropy’s 2019 High Performers List
UHF RECOGNIZED IN THE ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTHCARE PHILANTHROPY’S 2019 HIGH PERFORMERS LIST
Edmonton, AB – December 31, 2019 – The University Hospital Foundation (UHF) has been included in the 2019 High Performer’s list, provided from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) in both the “High Performer: Overall” and “High Performer: Teaching Hospital” categories.
AHP has recognized 72 U.S. and 10 Canadian philanthropic organizations as high-performing fundraisers in the healthcare industry for fiscal year 2018. These organizations are primarily foundations affiliated with non-profit hospitals or health systems that were surveyed for AHP’s 2019 Report on Giving, which provides key industry benchmarks for healthcare fundraisers.
High performers are defined as those organizations who represent the top 25 percent in net fundraising returns for a given category. In the “High Performers: Overall” group, the largest category of the year, these high performers reached the top 25 percent out of all responding institutions, meaning they raised more than $16.0 million in the U.S. and more than $10 million in Canada.
New to this year’s award, AHP also recognized those organizations representing the top 25 percent in net fundraising returns per each entity type they reported for. This included systems, community hospitals, and teaching hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada. UHF was one of five charities listed in the Teaching Hospital category. For more information and to view the full list of 2019 high performers, visit www.ahp.org/highperformers.
“We are thrilled to recognize a record number of high performers this year,” said Alice Ayres, President and CEO of AHP. “The change in criteria allowed us to continue to award those outstanding achievements of our members supporting larger scale communities, but also to call out those working within smaller facilities that are producing the same level of exceptional work. We’re eager to see where their performance carries them in 2020.”
“The University Hospital Foundation is honoured to receive “High Performer” status from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy for the sixth time. This designation is a testament to our commitment to our mission – to advance excellence – in everything we do, including our daily operations and financial integrity,” said Christy Holtby, Interim President and CEO of UHF. “Thank you to our generous donors, who helped us generate more than $40 million in 2018-19. It is only through their support that we can carry out our mission.”
A total of 212 U.S. and 35 Canadian institutions submitted data on their fiscal year 2018 philanthropic activities, with response rates of 24.5 and 26.5 percent, respectively. AHP has sponsored the annual Report on Giving for 35 years and has released the 2019 Report on Giving this week. To learn more about the Report on Giving or purchase this year’s edition, visit www.ahp.org/reportongiving.
The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy was established in 1967 and represents nearly 4,500 development professionals at 1,900 nonprofit hospitals, medical centers, health systems, and related facilities internationally. To learn more, visit www.ahp.org.
University Hospital Foundation
The University Hospital Foundation raises and manages funds to advance patient care, research and healthcare education at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic. For more information visit GivetoUHF.ca.
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