Jason Befort

System Director
Prospect Management

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Jason Befort is the system director of prospect management for CommonSpirit Health’s philanthropy team. Jason joined the ministry in 2020 with 20 years of prospect management and prospect research experience across higher education, animal welfare and health care fundraising. He spent four years with Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, first as the donor prospect and research manager and then as the system campaign officer, helping to build the prospect management program and launch the first system-wide campaign. Prior to this, he spent a dozen years at Mayo Clinic in the department of development, primarily serving as manager of prospect management and prospect research at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. In his role with CommonSpirit, Jason partners with the ministries national and local fundraising entities to provide insights and analytics to grow and shape donor pipelines.

Jason has presented on effective grateful patient programs, team fundraising strategies and implementing gift officer metrics at several conferences, including the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement International Conference and the annual Association of Healthcare Philanthropy International Conference.

Jason received his bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement.