Harold J. (Si) Seymour Award 


"Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present, and keep the promise to posterity." – Harold J. Seymour

 

The association's highest honor, the AHP Si Seymour Award, recognizes distinguished leadership in association affairs and in the health care philanthropy community. The award is in the name of Harold J. (Si) Seymour, one of the trailblazers in the world of philanthropy who fostered and promoted exemplary standards of excellence for volunteerism and philanthropic support. His career spanned a half-century of fundraising on behalf of many worthy causes, from the National War Fund during World War II and Harvard University to youth groups, educational institutions, health organizations and numerous community service projects. Seymour’s book, Designs for Fundraising, published in 1966 is regarded as a bible of philanthropic fundraising to this day.

Every year since 1970, AHP presents its prestigious Harold J. (Si) Seymour Award to development professionals whose careers reflect excellence and outstanding leadership in health care philanthropy. This award is given annually and presented each year at the AHP International Conference.

Award Criteria 

The Award Committee uses six criteria in determining the winner. The candidate should:

  • Be a member in good standing, or a representative of a member firm in good standing, who has maintained development professional membership for a minimum of 10 years during his or her career
  • Be a successful fund raiser, demonstrated by documented dollars raised
  • Have a statesmanlike quality, embodying the recognized traits of leadership in our profession
  • Represent the profession well to other professionals and to the candidate's community
  • Have made continuing contributions to the association by holding office, publishing articles, teaching at conferences, etc.
  • Have improved in some way the level of professionalism in the association
Nominees are reconsidered for a two year period and then applications must be resubmitted.


Congratulations to William S. Littlejohn, the 2017 Si Seymour Award Recipient!

Bill Littlejohn, senior vice president and CEO of Sharp HealthCare Foundation, is one of the nation's leading health care philanthropy professionals. With more than three decades of experience, Bill has led and directed philanthropic programs that have generated more than half a billion dollars. He oversees the entire philanthropic program for Sharp, San Diego's largest health care provider and recipient of the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Under his leadership, Sharp has generated $275 million in philanthropy and recently completed INSPIRE: The Sharp HealthCare Campaign for Excellence which raised over $100 million across nearly two dozen initiatives. 

Join AHP in honoring Mr. Littlejohn at the Si Seymour Award Luncheon on Friday, October 20, 2017 at noon at the 2017 AHP Annual International Conference.




Previous Winners

Mr. R. Graham Nash 1970

Mr. John C. Shimer

1974

Mr. Henry V. Lione, FAHP

1975

Mr. David B. Hanaman, FAHP

1976

Mr. Jack G. Bryan, FAHP

1977

Mr. John R. Vitello, FAHP

1978

Mr. John A. Ireland

1979

Mr. Milton J. Murray, FAHP

1980

Brewster Terry

1981

Mrs. Marilyn F. Erickson

1982

Mr. Jack Herman, FAHP

1982

Mr. William S. Roth, FAHP, ACFRE

1983

Mr. Frank R. Hall, FAHP

1984

Mr. John W. Dolan, FAHP

1985

Mr. Don L. Albertson, FAHP

1986

Mr. James G. Marshall, Jr., FAHP

1987

Mr. William D. Seelye, FAHP

1988

Ms. Mary D. Poole, FAHP

1989

Mr. Jon B. Olson, FAHP

1990

Mr. Norman L. Myers, FAHP

1991

Mr. Charles W. Heim, Jr., FAHP

1992

James M. Greenfield, FAHP, ACFRE

1993

James Lewis Bowers, Ph.D.

1994

Rev. Richard L. Reynolds, FAHP

1995

Mr. John L. Good, III, FAHP

1996

Mr. James E. Connell, FAHP, CSA

1997

Mr. Gordon H. Durnan, FAHP

1998

Mr. J. Lloyd Horton, FAHP

1999

Mrs. Patricia Carnell

2000

Mr. T. Richardson Miner, Jr., FAHP

2000

Mr. Stuart R. Smith, FAHP

2001

Mr. R. Glen Smiley, FAHP

2002

Mr. Gene Attal, FAHP

2003

Mr. Steven L. Mourning, FAHP

2004

Ms. Sue Carruthers, FAHP

2005

Mr. Douglas T. Picha

2006

Mr. George F. Maynard, III, FAHP

2007

Mr. Richard P. Bragga, J.D., CFRE, FAHP

2008

Ms. Ann Thompson-Haas, FAHP

2009

Mr. Sidney C. Mallory, FAHP

2010

Holly H. Duncan, CFRE

2011

Mr. Peter W. Ghiorsi, MBA, FAHP

2011

Mr. Jerry A. Linzy

2012

Mrs. Pearl F. Veenema, FAHP, CFRE

2013

Ms. Susan J. Doliner, FAHP, CFRE 2014
Ms. Mary Anne Chern, FAHP, ACFRE 2015
David B. Gillig, FAHP  2016