March 31 - April 2, 2020

Leading Forward 2020

The AHP Leading Forward Executive Summit is designed for chief development officers, executive directors, and other executive leaders in health care philanthropy.

Leading Forward 2020

March 31 - April 2, 2020
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL

We have the pleasure of hosting sessions by healthcare philanthropy leaders including:

David L. Flood
President, Intermountain Foundation,
Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Intermountain Healthcare,
and 2019 recipient of the AHP Si Seymour Award

Lisa Bielamowicz, MD
Founder, Gist Healthcare

Brian Lally
Chief Philanthropy Officer at Northwell Health

Jan Wood, CFRE
President and Chief Development Officer
Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation

Randy Varju, FAHP, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations

Grant Stirling, PhD
President and Chief Development Officer
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation

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About the Event


Leading Forward is designed for chief development officers, executive directors and other executive leaders in healthcare philanthropy.

Bring your CEO, board members, or other executive or physician leaders. Leading Forward is the place where you and your hospital or healthcare organization executives can have meaningful conversation about how to elevate your organization through philanthropy.


  • To bring together healthcare leadership to understand how philanthropy can dramatically impact both the strategic planning and the growth and financial stability of hospitals and health systems.
  • To work together to identify opportunities for each participant to take home, resulting in immediate impact.
  • To develop a cohort of like organizations to allow for networking, advice, and on-going support.


  • Educational sessions built around critical topics in health care philanthropy.
  • Strategic insights from healthcare foundations who have successfully addressed your up-at-night issues.
  • Interactive, meaningful conversation with fellow leaders.
  • Sessions featuring senior leaders from AdvocateAurora Health, CommonSpirit Health and Intermountain Healthcare

Registration Rates

  Early Registration
postmarked by 1/10/2020
Advanced Registration
postmarked between
1/11/2019 - 2/14/2020
Regular Registration 
postmarked between
2/14/2020 – 3/18/2020
Member $895 $995 $1,095
Nonmember $1,195 $1,295 $1,395

2020 Sponsors:

Advancement Resources

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Graham Pelton

Heaton Smith Group