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, 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.  The awards are in the categories of: Largest Gift, Division of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, Philanthropy Champion of the Year, Board Director of the Year, Philanthropy Values and Foundation of the Year.

To learn more about our virtual 2022 summit, themed Storytelling in Philanthropy, click here.

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