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.