WASHINGTON, D.C., (August 27, 2019) – Andrea Shepherd, CFRE, Market Director of Philanthropy and Donor Communications, Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations, has been included in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) 2019 40 Under 40 list.
The 40 Under 40 program is designed to recognize the future leaders within the health care philanthropy community. AHP is honoring these 40 young professionals because they are shaping the future of the health care development industry. Collectively, they are changing the world – one campaign at a time.
“These honorees are part of a select group of health care philanthropy who have demonstrated impressive career achievements, deep community involvement and the potential to be a leader in our profession for years to come,” said Alice Ayres, AHP president & CEO.
Shepherd is leading the second largest campaign in the history of Bardstown – raising $1.2 million for an expansion of the Flaget Memorial Hospital – Cancer Care Center and bringing 3D mammography technology to Bardstown. She led a new event, Bourbon & Bluegrass Holiday Bash, which has increased event revenue nearly 300 percent and has raised nearly $300,000.
Shepherd will be recognized at the 2019 AHP Annual International Conference October 23-26 in Washington, D.C. Recognition events will include an invitation-only breakfast and award dinner on Thursday, October 24, during the conference.
“We are so proud of the contributions Andrea has made through her fundraising efforts in Bardstown,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE, president, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “She has a passion for health care philanthropy and it shows through her tireless efforts for the Flaget Memorial Hospital – Cancer Care Center. This recognition is well-deserved.”
To learn more about the 40 Under 40 program and each of this year’s recipients, visit www.ahp.org/40under40.
About the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) is an international professional organization dedicated exclusively to development professionals who encourage charity in health care organizations. AHP's 4,300 members represent more than 2,200 health care facilities around the world. They collectively raise more than $11 billion each year for community health services.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown, KY. Established in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the facility serves residents of Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The facility is also home to Nelson County’s first full-service cancer center.
About Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation supports CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.
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