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CommonSpirit Health’s Philanthropy Education Summit

CommonSpirit Health’s annual Philanthropy Summit brings together philanthropy professionals from across 20-plus states in a celebration of philanthropic excellence and continued learning. The summit represents a significant investment in the professional development of each staff member across all of the 80-plus CommonSpirit Health fundraising locations.

“The summit is the one time each year we come together, not as individuals, but as one organization and one philanthropy family with a common mission of building healthy communities wherever we are,” said Fred Najjar, CommonSpirit’s Executive Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer, and President of CommonSpirit Health Foundation. “We set these days aside to learn from our colleagues across the ministry and from national thought leaders and we pause to celebrate our accomplishments together.”

The summit's culmination is the annual Phillies awards, a system-wide celebration that recognizes the efforts and accomplishments the foundations achieved in the prior year.  This year’s awards were in the categories of: Largest Gift, Board Director of the Year, Division of the Year, Philanthropy Champion of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, Foundation of the Year and Philanthropy Values Award.

To learn more about our 2023 summit, celebrating the themes of purpose, empowerment and persistence, click here.

To view a listing of past Phillies recipients, click here.