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Two CommonSpirit Health philanthropy professionals recognized in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40 list 

Chicago, Ill. (October 13, 2022) – CommonSpirit Health’s Alisha L. Holley and Danielle Tibon have been named as members of the 2022 Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) 40 Under 40 list.

The 40 Under 40 program is designed to recognize future leaders within the health care philanthropy community. AHP is honoring this select group of 40 young professionals because they are shaping the future of the health care development industry. Collectively, they are changing the world—one act of philanthropy at a time.

Honorees will be celebrated during AHP’s Annual International Conference taking place in Chicago, Illinois on October 26 through 28, 2022.

“I am proud that CommonSpirit has been well represented in AHP’s 40 Under 40 list for each of the last five years,” says Fred Najjar, CommonSpirit’s Executive Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer and President of CommonSpirit Health Foundation. “This year’s honorees, Alisha and Danielle, are well deserving of this recognition, celebrating not only their accomplishments and contributions to our organization, but also their role as future leaders in our field. Their dedication to advancing philanthropy and health care for their communities is evident in the way they approach their work. Their commitment truly embodies the spirit of the awards program.”

Alisha Holley, MBA, joined Santa Maria, California’s Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation in 2016 and currently serves as Annual Gifts Coordinator. Holley first earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification in 2019. Her direct annual giving activity generated more than $458,000 in the last fiscal year and she was instrumental in raising more than $350,000 in in-kind contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic for Marian and the Mission Hope Cancer Center.

“I am incredibly humbled not only to have been nominated for 40 Under 40 recognition but also to have been selected by AHP,” says Holley. “Being recognized locally and nationally has been an exciting display of my professional growth over the years. I followed my passion for fundraising (especially the data analytics involved) and am grateful that my hard work and perseverance have been noticed and appreciated. I dreamed of a rewarding career growing up. What could be more rewarding than helping raise funds for hospital advancements that ultimately save lives in my community now and for future generations?”

Danielle Tibon, MBA, also joined the ministry in 2016, working for St. Joseph’s Foundation of San Joaquin in Stockton, California. In 2019, she began work with the CommonSpirit national philanthropy team where she currently serves as Senior Philanthropy Data Analyst. Tibon now works directly with the staff not only at St. Joseph's Foundation of San Joaquin but also Mercy Medical Center Merced Foundation in Merced, California, and Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation in San Andreas, California. She recently helped develop a critical transfer process for two of the hospitals she supports, creating a successful model that is now being replicated and implemented at other sites.

“Being selected as one of AHP’s 2022 40 Under 40 is an incredible honor,” says Tibon. “To be recognized for doing work that already means so much to me makes the service in my community that much more important and special. I hope that I can serve as an inspiration to all, especially my colleagues at CommonSpirit Health, to fully engage yourself in the mission and values of the work we get to do every single day.”

To learn more about the program and each of this year’s recipients, visit AHP's 2022 Forty 40 Under 40 page.

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 4,500 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.