- Illinois: The American Hospital Association (AHA) has picked Ryan Frazier to serve as the organization's SVP of member relations. He'll start in the role at the end of June. Frazier, who currently helms his own consulting company, has served on the Business Advisory Council to the Coalition to Protect America's Health Care and as a Health Research & Educational Trust senior fellow. AHA CEO Rick Pollack in a statement called Frazier "a highly capable and well-respected leader with great communication skills" (AHA News, 6/7).
- Massachusetts: Massachusetts Ear and Eye has receive a $20 million donation—the largest it has ever received, the Boston Business Journal reports. The anonymous donation will go to the Eaton-Peabody Laboratory, which is in the hospital's department of otolaryngology. The gift will be used to create new faculty chairs, recruit additional hearing researchers, and help researchers pursue treatments for hearing loss, hearing impairment, and balance disorders (Bartlett, Boston Business Journal, 6/7).
- Ohio: A 2-year-old boy whose parents got married at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus during his treatment is now cancer free. The story of the hospital wedding gained national attention last December when the parents decided to hold the event at Children's National so that the boy, Logan, could participate in the ceremony. Logan was released last month after finishing a round of chemotherapy. Celia Kinzel, Logan's mother, said, "He is just a normal two-year-old, it's amazing," noting the boy is eating and talking more. Logan at the end of June will start six weeks of radiation in Chicago (Levine, WSYX/WTTE/ABC 6, 6/7).
7 lessons for philanthropy volunteers
As philanthropy becomes a more critical component of health care strategy, development teams are relying more heavily on ally relationships. But many foundation boards and volunteer fundraising groups aren't equipped to fully execute on the opportunity and challenge of this more active role.
We've compiled a brief of seven lessons to help you educate your volunteers on how they can drive the most value in today’s environment.