Fellows Program



The 2019 FAHP application deadline has passed. The next round of applications will open in early 2020. 

About the FAHP

The Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP) is a designation bestowed on AHP members who have made significant contributions to the health care philanthropy profession. The Fellow designation recognizes a career of achievement. 

Representing fewer than 2% of AHP members, the FAHP is awarded to those who truly demonstrate professional excellence and a commitment to health care philanthropy.

Application Criteria

A strong candidate for the FAHP will possess most or all of the following attributes:
  • Hold the CFRE, or demonstrate a similar commitment to lifelong learning, e.g. a Master’s degree
  • Active member of AHP
  • Have worked as a direct practitioner at some stage of their career
  • Tenure of 8-10 years or more in health care philanthropy
  • Demonstrated history of service to AHP and the philanthropic profession
  • Career success that had a transformative effect on the organizations they supported
  • Demonstrated leadership, mentorship and community service
  • Comprehensive knowledge of health care governance and philanthropy

Application Process

Applying to be a Fellow of AHP is a way to sum up your career success to date. To get to know you and your qualification for the prestigious Fellow designation, the selection committee wants to hear the story of your career as told by you and those who know you.

The application process consists of two rounds:

Round One

  • Letter of endorsement
  • First essay question
  • Ethical statement
  • Candidate profile
  • Work history
  • Awards and volunteer history
  • Professional achievements
  • Education and credentials

Round Two

  • Three letters of reference
  • Second essay question
  • Personal interview with members of the selection committee

Application Timeline

January-February 2019: First round applications open

March 2019: Committee reviews applications, invites select candidates to second round

April-May 2019: Second round applications open

June 2019: Committee reviews second round applications

July 2019: Candidates notified of committee’s decision

October 2019: New Fellows class recognized at AHP Annual International Conference in Washington, DC.

What does it mean to hold the AHP Fellow designation?

Becoming a Fellow of AHP signifies a high level of accomplishment and expertise in health care philanthropy. The designation assures the public that their donations are in the hands of a professional. On your resume, your AHP Fellow designation tells current and prospective employers that you have met a recognized standard of excellence and have reached the top of your profession.

See a list of previous FAHP recipients by clicking on the button below. 

Previous Recipients

Questions? Contact John Wilson, Director of Education and Events.