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Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Foundations Recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as High Performers
November 16th, 2018

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that its philanthropic organizations, the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Meridian Health Foundation, have been recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) as high-performing fundraisers in the health care industry.

“We are delighted to receive another high performer recognition from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy,” said Helen A. Cunning, north regional president, chief development officer, Hackensack Meridian Health. “I am proud of our extraordinary team of professionals, and grateful to our generous donors, who share a dedication to support the highest quality care for our patients, their families and our community.”

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Meridian Health Foundation are among 54 U.S. and 10 Canadian development organizations recognized by the AHP for fiscal year 2017.

“We are honored to have achieved High Performer recognition from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy for eight of the last nine years,” said Joseph Stampe, president, chief development officer, Meridian Health Foundation. “We are committed to raising essential funds, efficiently and effectively, in order to elevate and advance the health care provided to the community.”

The organizations recognized by the AHP are primarily foundations affiliated with nonprofit hospitals or health systems and were surveyed for AHP’s 2018 Report on Giving, which provides key industry benchmarks for health care fundraisers.

“We are honored to recognize this group of remarkable organizations and their deep commitment to philanthropy,” said Alice Ayres, president and CEO of AHP. “Their results are exemplary – they are delivering an average of $5.50 for every dollar invested in philanthropy, strengthening the relationship their organizations have with their community and safeguarding the future health of people across the U.S. and Canada.”

High performers are defined in the report as those organizations who represent the top 25 percent in net fundraising returns out of all responding institutions. This means they raised more than $12.4 million in the U.S. and more than $14 million in Canada and represented a median of $27.29 million in the U.S. and $19.61 million in Canada in net fundraising returns.

The full list is available at

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy was established in 1967 and represents nearly 4,500 development professionals at 2,200 nonprofit hospitals, medical centers, health systems and related facilities internationally.

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