In assessing the state of philanthropic giving for health care, AHP Board Chair Laura Rehrmann, FAHP, said, "Even though the Nation faces an uncertain economy, domestic terrorist threats, and increased deficit funding on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans continue to dig deep into their wallets to fund essential health care services, state-of-the-art medical technology, and access to the best medical personnel to deliver the most comprehensive care possible."
AHP Canada Regional Director Linda Saunders, CFRE, added, "Although not increasing as much as in past years, Canadian charitable health care contributions are still being donated at a level which will make a difference in people's lives every day. The report bears this out in the fact that over half of the funds raised in Canada were from individual givers."
According to AHP CEO McGinly, many association members are turning to a new program, the AHP Performance Benchmarking Service, "to prepare for future challenges and to better achieve the most efficient return on each dollar donated." The AHP benchmarking program uses data collected from participating institutions to help them grow philanthropy programs, improve financial planning, and evaluate human resources.
Almost 300 institutions participated in the survey for the 2006 AHP
Report on Giving, which is intended to show national trends in the U.S. and
Canada and relate these trends, where applicable, to the changing health
care environment. A summary of the report is posted at http://www.ahp.org. The
complete report is available by contacting Kathy Renzetti at (703) 532-6243
or via e-mail at Kathy@ahp.
|SOURCE Association for Health Care Philanthropy|
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