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FIA Conference 2021
FIA Conference 2021
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Healthcare Philanthropy Day

The Way Forward In Healthcare Philanthropy

Wednesday 17 February 2021

FIA and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) present a new one-day conference for healthcare philanthropy and fundraising professionals.  Hear from international and Australian experts in healthcare philanthropy on critical topics for today and the future including grateful patient programs, leadership and culture, storytelling, stakeholder relations, clinician engagement and more.

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11.00-12.15pm AEDT
Opening Plenary Session: Building a culture of philanthropy in the healthcare environment.
Kelley Marchbanks and Mark McCampbell, Advancement Resources

Translating to an Australian environment. 
  • Case study: Nigel Harris FFIA CFRE, Nigel Harris & Associates/Giving Architects Australia
  • A researcher's perspective: Dr Ruth Knight, ACPNS, QUT 
  • A practitioner's perspective: Lesley Ray FFIA CFRE, Mater Foundation

12.30-1.15pm AEDT
Session 1: The power of gratitude. Patient philanthropy: what it means, what it takes, what it enables. 
Bruce Bartoo, CFRE, SVP and Chief Philanthropy Officer, MedStar Health

Examination of patient philanthropy in Australia:  
  • Julia White, The Western Health Foundation
Additional perspectives in the Australian environment: A panel discussion with: 
  • Kelley Marchbanks, Advancement Resources
  • Bruce Bartoo, CFRE, SVP and Chief Philanthropy Officer, MedStar Health
  • Julia White, The Western Health Foundation
  • Dr Ruth Knight, ACPNS, QUT 
  • Lesley Ray FFIA CFRE, Mater Foundation 

1.20-2.05pm AEDT
Session 2: Uncover big ideas with Betsy Chapin Taylor, Accordant   

Positioning your organisation for exciting possibilities in philanthropy:
  • Nicola Stokes, Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation 
Panel Discussion: 
  • Betsy Chapin Taylor, Accordant   
  • Nicola Stokes, Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation 
  • Carrick Robinson, Perth Children's Hospital Foundation

2.45-3.30pm AEDT
Session 3: Systemic issues in healthcare philanthropy – navigating the challenges. 
Paul Fleming, Vice President, Research, Delivery, and Product Development, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

Including a moderated discussion on the applications, opportunities and challenges in Australia: 
  • Ron Fairchild FFIA CFRE, Monash Health Foundation 
  • Jennifer Doubell FFIA CFRE, Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation
  • Karen Gair MFIA CFRE, San Foundation 
3.45-5.00pm AEDT
Closing Plenary Session: What makes good partnerships in healthcare philanthropy. 

Between and inside the organisation, with funders and with the community. Four perspectives:
  • A clinician/researcher's perspective: Professor Brian Gabrielli, Mater Research 
  • An executive's perspective: Paul Flynn FFIA, The Hospital Research Foundation 
  • A fundraising practitioner's perspective: Mary Anne Chern, Adventist Health White Memorial
  • A donor/funder's perspective: Sam Lipski, Trustee, The Pratt Foundation

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