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AdventHealth Waterman recognized by Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

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Written by Akers Editorial

The AdventHealth Waterman Foundation was recently recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and was one of 83 organizations included on the 2019 High Performer’s list, according a press release from the foundation.

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy recognized 74 U.S. and 10 Canadian philanthropic organizations as high-performing fundraisers in the healthcare industry for fiscal year 2018.

In 2018, the AdventHealth Waterman Foundation raised nearly $3.9 million, including over $480,000 to support the emergency department construction. Additionally, the AdventHealth Waterman Foundation awarded 17 local students with scholarships to pursue careers within the healthcare industry and provided 133 mammograms to local women in need.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s high-performing philanthropic organizations,” April Kauffman, AdventHealth Waterman Foundation president and chief philanthropy officer, said in the press release. “We are so thankful for our donors. This award is a testament to the power of generosity and stewardship. The impact is a blessing to the patients AdventHealth Waterman is called to serve.”

A total of 212 U.S. and 35 Canadian institutions submitted data on their fiscal year 2018 philanthropic activities, with response rates of 24.5 and 26.5%, respectively.

The 84 organizations recognized – including the AdventHealth Waterman Foundation – represent the top 25% in net fundraising returns per each entity type reported. They are primarily foundations affiliated with nonprofit hospitals or health systems that were surveyed for the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 2019 Report on Giving, which provides key industry benchmarks for healthcare fundraisers.

“We are thrilled to recognize a record number of high performers this year,” Alice Ayres, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy president and CEO, added in the release. “The change in criteria allowed us to continue to award those outstanding achievements of our members supporting larger scale communities, but also to call out those working within smaller facilities that are producing the same level of exceptional work. We’re eager to see where their performance carries them in 2020.”

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy was established in 1967 and represents nearly 4,500 development professionals at 1,900 nonprofit hospitals, medical centers, health systems, and related facilities internationally. Association for Healthcare Philanthropy has sponsored the annual Report on Giving for 35 years and has released the 2019 Report on Giving last week. To learn more about the Report on Giving and view the full list of 2019 high performers, visit


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