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AFPNEO Focus on Philanthropy Conference


Agenda ...

Friday, April 12

8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Networking & Meet the Sponsors

9:00 - 9:15 am
Introductions & Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:30 am
Perspectives on Health Care
and Healthcare Delivery

10:30 - 10:45 am
Break with Sponsors

10:45 - 12:00 pm
The Health Care Institution –
The Engine of Philanthropy

(allies, patients, strategy, alignment)



12:00 - 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch & OAHP Annual Membership Meeting

1:00 - 2:00 pm
The Future of Healthcare Philanthropy

2:00 - 2:30 pm
Break with Sponsors

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Our Role(s) as Professionals

3:30 - 4:00 pm
Open Forum for Questions and Discussion

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Networking Social

CFRE Credits


This conference has been submitted for up to 5:0 CFRE credits.

CFRE certification serves as an impartial, third-party endorsement of your knowledge and experience of international standards in philanthropy. It adds to your credibility as a fundraiser and sets you apart from other professionals as a veritable steward of the public trust. For more information about the certification process, visit

Session Descriptions

Perspectives on Health Care
and Healthcare Delivery

In this session, Bill will discuss he changing healthcare landscape in the United States, including organization, structure, systemization; healthcare finance including the legacy and impact of philanthropy; and the disruptive technologies and enterprises that are having a dramatic impact on healthcare delivery.

The Health Care Institution –
The Engine of Philanthropy

(allies, patients, strategy, alignment)

More than anything, health care institutions are about people – patients, caregivers, leaders, volunteers and benefactors. This session will focus on on being both donor-centric and ally-centric in a comprehensive health care philanthropy program and identify the opportunities created through a robust grateful patient program, ally engagement, stewardship, and long-term relationship development.


The Future of Healthcare Philanthropy

Philanthropy is entering a new era! This session will focus on institutionally-aligned, strategic philanthropy; digital philanthropy and incorporating the power of electronic platforms; opportunities for deferred giving and wealth transfer; Donor Advised Funds; and more.

Our Role(s) as Professionals

Fundraising activities are not necessarily complicated; yet leading a comprehensive high-performing philanthropy program in a complex health care institution is a challenge. Bill will share his perspectives on the knowledge, skills and competency to excel as professionals and leaders; the role of coaching, counseling and mentoring staff and institutional allies; and opportunities for career advancement.

Open Forum for Questions and Discussion

Bring a list of your toughest problems and ask for possible solutions in the open forum!


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Bill Littlejohn

Bill LittlejohnSenior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer,
Sharp HealthCare Foundation

"The Sharp Experience means living our mission with board members, colleagues, physicians, volunteers and contributors all dedicated to our common purpose."

Bill Littlejohn is one of the nation's leading health care philanthropy professionals. With more than three decades of experience, Littlejohn has led and directed philanthropic programs that have generated nearly a billion dollars.

Littlejohn joined Sharp HealthCare in 2002 as senior vice president and chief executive officer of Sharp HealthCare Foundation. He oversees the entire philanthropic program for Sharp, and under his leadership, Sharp has generated more than $300 million in philanthropy and recently completed INSPIRE: The Sharp HealthCare Campaign for Excellence, which raised more than $100 million across nearly two dozen initiatives.


Littlejohn has consulted with and facilitated board retreats, conferences, site visits and presentations for hundreds of hospitals and health systems across the U.S., Canada, France and Germany. During 10 years of providing fundraising counsel, Littlejohn directed more than 40 projects, including capital campaigns, planning and feasibility studies, development audits and major gift programs.

Littlejohn is a 1980 graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He is a past chair of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP); received the 2017 Si Seymour Award, AHP's highest recognition for professional development; received the 2015 Outstanding Leadership Award from the Southern California Association for Healthcare Development; is a charter advisor to The Advisory Board Company's Philanthropy Leadership Council; is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP); and received the 2018 AFP San Diego Outstanding Development Professional award.



TuitionRegister 4 or more and save!


$200 for OAHP Members
$275* for Non-OAHP Members

Register 4 or more from the same organization and save even more!

$175 for OAHP Members
$250* for Non-OAHP Members

*Includes one-year membership in OAHP

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Payment & Refund Policy: OAHP accepts credit card and check payments. Payments must be received by the date of the conference. If you make a reservation, you are responsible for the fee even if you do not attend. Cancellations must be received by the posted reservation deadline to be eligible for a refund or non-payment.

Registrations and payments encouraged by March 29. No refunds issued after this date. Your confirmation will be emailed to you.

Location & Accommodations

Fawcett Center at OSU

2400 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 292-8033


All event guests, participants, coordinators, and vendors must display printed copy of the event parking permit placed face up on the dash of their car. Electronic versions of the permit will not provide parking access to the lot. CampusParc, the University campus parking management vendor, requires identification of all vehicles parked on the Ohio State University campus; therefore it is important to have your permit displayed so that it is visible to CampusParc personnel. Failure to display a valid parking pass for your event could result in parking fines and/or towing.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own copy of the permit, as extra copies are limited.

The permit below is valid only for the date listed.

The Fawcett Center at The Ohio State University is located at 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio. Parking is located directly in front of our building. Handicap parking is available at the side of the lot closest to the building.

parking pass


OAHP has reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $119 at Staybridge Suites on Olentangy Rd. To make your reservation, click here or call 614-262-6900 and mention OhioAHP.

If you prefer to stay elsewhere, there are numerous hotels nearby with inexpensive accommodations. Click here for Google maps with initial pricing. Click here for the Fawcett's list.

Present your sales tax exemption certificate at check-in for further savings.

Extend your stay for the weekend ...

Tour the Capitol Building ... tours start after 3 on Friday, hourly starting at noon on Saturday; don't forget to visit their museum, galleries, and gift shop!

Shop at North Market ... more than 30 merchants vend a wide variety of fresh, local, authentic food.

Tour German Village ... one of the preeminent historic districts in the United States.


Take your kids to COSI ... one of the most respected science centers in the nation.

Visit the The Wexner Center for the Arts ... an internationally known contemporary arts center at The Ohio State University

And finish your trip at the Columbus Zoo ... even wilder yet!

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Jacquie Skrzypiec
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