Summit attendees clapping and celebrating.

CommonSpirit Health’s Philanthropy Education Summit

CommonSpirit Health’s annual Philanthropy Education 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 as a single group with the common goal of building healthy communities wherever we are,” Fred Najjar, Executive Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer, CommonSpirit Health said. “We take this time to improve our skills and knowledge – which will continue year-round through our professional development program – and celebrate our accomplishments.”

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.  The awards are in the categories of: Foundation of the Year, Quality Improvement, Largest Gift Intention, Model Stewardship, Top Performing Division, Largest Philanthropic Gift and Philanthropy Values.

To learn more about our virtual 2021 summit, themed The Magic of Philanthropy, click here.

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