2019 Fellows



Meet the six AHP members who were awarded their FAHP designation at the 2019 AHP Annual International Conference in Washington, D.C.

Amy Day FAHP


Amy Day is a fifth generation fundraiser and grew up swimming in a YMCA that she later learned was built as a result of a campaign her grandfather led.  Currently, she is the Regional Vice President of Philanthropy at Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health – Illinois. Amy has served in leadership positions in health care philanthropy for more than 20 years including Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital and Presence Health. Amy served on the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy's strategic planning team and regularly presents at AHP conferences. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive and received her bachelor's degree from Denison University in Ohio.

Michael Delzotti FAHP

Michael Delzotti, FAHP, CFRE, CSPG, FCEP

Michael Delzotti has over twenty-five years' experience as a leader in the non-profit field. Mike began his nonprofit career at a public foundation in Los Angeles, then moved on to be an executive director of development at UCLA then VP of Development at Special Olympics. Mike has been the director of development/team lead for Rice University and Senior Director of Philanthropic Resources at MD Anderson Cancer Center. In that role, in addition to leading a major/planned gifts team during two $1.2B campaigns, he successfully directed the Neurogeneration Consortium, a $65M campaign partnering with MIT and the Baylor College of Medicine.

Delzotti sits on the AFP Global Executive Committee as Treasurer.  He is Chair of the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO); a member of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN) board; and a member of the CFRE International Participating Organization Advisory Board.  Mike received the George A. Brakeley, Jr. award from AHP.  Most importantly, Mike is blessed with an above-average 14-year-old daughter, Caroline Fiona.

John Drake FAHP

John Drake, MLA, FAHP, CFRE

John Drake, FAHP, CFRE, has spent more than three decades finding joy every day in his work with donors and colleagues. He first spent nearly 12 years in various roles at Dallas’s Baylor Health Care System Foundation before joining the advancement team at Dallas Theological Seminary and then the Baptist Health System in San Antonio. In 2000, he became president of Irving Healthcare Foundation, which is now named the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation.

Drake has also spent nearly three decades enjoying his volunteer work with AHP, serving in various committee roles, as conference chair and eventually as regional chair. He’s also served twice on AHP’s international board of directors. In 2012, he joined the faculty of the association’s Madison Institute. He served as dean of the FUNdamentals of Resource Development learning track from 2015 to 2019 and currently is the institute’s vice chair. He received his CFRE in 2005 and in 2006 received the AHP Rockies & Southwest Region’s Gerry Gunnin Professional Achievement Award.

Bob Nolan FAHP

Robert Nolan, FAHP, CFRE

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Bob attended Indiana University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Safety/Athletic Training and then went on to earn Master of Science Degree in Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He spent several years working as a certified athletic trainer with stops at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, where he worked with many Olympic athletes as they prepared to compete at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, before moving on the University of Richmond and then spending four years as the Head Athletic Trainer at American University in Washington, D.C. He then made a career transition working in a variety of marketing and public relations roles in healthcare.

In 2002, he again made a career transition into healthcare philanthropy with a position in corporate relations at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation in Hartford. Over a period of seven years, corporate and foundation support increased, culminating with the successful conclusion of the “Make Room for Kids” capital campaign. He then moved to the ECHN Community Healthcare Foundation and built the structure for the launch of an individual major gift and planned giving program and successfully contributing to the opening of a new cancer center on campus. Moving into a leadership role, he became Vice President of Development for Hartford Healthcare at Home, overseeing all aspects of the philanthropic development program for a statewide homecare and hospice organization. In 2015, he returned to Chicago and currently serves as the Senior Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at Loyola Medicine. Bob serves as Chair of the AHP Journal Advisory Council and President of the Indiana University Alumni Association’s Chicago Chapter, the university’s largest alumni community outside of Indiana.

Amanda M. Stevens FAHP

Amanda M. Stevens, MBA, FAHP, CFRE

Amanda M. Stevens is the Executive Director of Brand, Marketing and Foundation for Hill Country Memorial. In 2005, she left her work in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, to return home to Fredericksburg, Texas. After taking a position at Hill Country Memorial Foundation, she quickly found a love for philanthropy and helping community members meet their philanthropic objectives through giving to local health care. During her time at HCM, Amanda and her team have raised more than $45 million for programs, initiatives, equipment, and infrastructure for the health system. Additionally, they have grown the total assets of the foundation by nearly 500%. Amanda has been part of the performance excellence team through HCM’s journey to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014.

Prior to her work at HCM, Amanda was a network administrator and middle and high school math, science, and English teacher at Chengdu International School in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Ms. Stevens is a cum laude graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems and International Business with a language emphasis in German. Amanda received her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in December 2011 and her Master of Business Administration in Ethical Leadership from Schreiner University. In 2018, Amanda was recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as one of their inaugural 40 Under 40 leaders in healthcare development. Her community involvement is vast. Amanda currently serves on the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and as a member of the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission Board.

Erin Stitzel FAHP

Erin Stitzel, FAHP, CFRE

Recently named to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy's inaugural Forty Under Forty class to recognize emerging leaders in healthcare philanthropy, Erin is a Principal Consultant with Accordant Philanthropy who specializes in helping organizations develop and implement comprehensive grateful patient and physician engagement strategies that harness insights from the psychology and neuroscience behind gratitude. In addition to having a strong focus on grateful patient operations and infrastructure and physician engagement, Erin leads multi-year grateful patient strategy implementations with organizations both large and small, and also serves in strategic planning and campaign management. She enjoys speaking and writing about grateful patient philanthropy and physician engagement in philanthropy and has been published by the American Hospital Association.

Prior to joining Accordant Philanthropy, Erin was the chief philanthropy leader for a regional medical center  that is part of one of the largest, national, not-for-profit healthcare systems in the U.S. She is a fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP), a Certified Fund Raising Executive and is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.