March 27-29 | Orlando, FL

Leading Forward: Health Equity Summit

The only event exclusively for healthcare philanthropy executives

Create a blueprint to advance health equity goals

In an era of tightening hospital margins, you’ll explore how philanthropy can bridge the gap to meet the needs of your community—without sacrificing momentum on traditional projects. 

Learn from Industry Leaders in Health Equity Fundraising 

General Sessions

Doing Good While Doing Well: Being a Good Neighbor in IUH Medical Center Communities

Indiana University Health 
Crystal Hinson Miller, MA, FAHP, CFRE 

Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer 

Indiana University Health 

David Ingram, MD 

Chief Medical Executive

Indiana University Health

Building, Scaling and Protecting Health Equity / SDOH Philanthropy Success

Gary Cates 

Chief Philanthropy Officer 


Kate Sommerfeld 

President, Social Determinants of Health 


Aly Sterling

President and Founder 

Aly Sterling Philanthropy

Panel Discussion: Creating the West Lakes Early
Learning Center

Alfreda Clark


AdventHealth West Lakes ELC

David Daniels

CEO and President

Bainum Family Foundation

Felicia DeHaney

Director, Program and Strategy

WK Kellogg Foundation

David Collis


AdventHealth Foundation

Rajan Wadhawan MD, MMM

Chief Executive Officer

AdventHealth for Children


Doing It All: Balancing Health Equity Fundraising with Other Priorities

Art Ochoa, JD 

Senior Vice President, Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer 


Armando Chardiet

President at Atrium Health Foundation

Atrium Health Foundation

Breakout Sessions

Community Partnerships: A Practitioner Perspective

Vail Health Foundation 
Carrie Benway 

Executive Director 

Your Hope Center 

Matthew Roberts 

Vice President of Philanthropy 

Vail Health Foundation 

Building a Community Fund

CommonSpirit Health 
Meghan Frost 

System Vice President, Philanthropy and Campaigns 

CommonSpirit Health 

Shannon Duval  

Senior Vice President of Philanthropy 

CommonSpirit Health 

The Provider Perspective: The Impact of Philanthropy and the Nature of Collaboration

Alameda Health System Foundation
Preston Walton


Alameda Health System Foundation 

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Michaela Hayes

Vice President, Partnerships and Engagement

Alameda Health System Foundation 

Kevin Scott Smith

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Alameda Health System

Jyesha Wren

Certified Nurse Midwife

Alameda Health System

Anna Gruver

Family Health Services Interim Division Director

Alameda County Public Health Department

Unlocking and Escalating Health Equity Through Philanthropy: Achieving Integrated DEI in Healthcare

Inova Health Foundation 
Karen Berube, MSW, LCSW, CSAC 

Senior Vice President and Chief, Community Health and Health Equity 

Inova Health System 

Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, CST 

Chief Philanthropy Officer and President 

Inova Health Foundation 

Keynotes and small-group sessions will cover ➔

  • Raising money for equity work and traditional needs at the same time 
  • Building external and internal partnerships for health equity projects
  • Making the business case to your board and C suite partners
  • Writing a case for support
  • Finding and engaging donors 

Visit an early learning center funded with AdventHealth donor support



Network with likeminded philanthropy executives 


Create a business case for health equity philanthropy 


Balance health equity and traditional fundraising goals


Forge successful community partnerships


Find and engage donors

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