The Leadership Report is a newsletter that provides updates on current and past educational opportunities made possible in part by the support of donations to the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership.
The Thomas C. Dolan Diversity in Executive Leadership Program
The Foundation of ACHE is establishing the Thomas C. Dolan Diversity in Executive Leadership Program to honor Tom's long-standing service to the profession of healthcare leadership and to further his pioneering commitment to achieving greater diversity among senior healthcare leaders.
The program will support a cohort of mid and senior careerists who aspire to higher leadership roles. They will benefit from scholarship support to attend the Senior Executive or Executive program, specialized curriculum opportunities to address barriers in career attainment and developing executive presence, and enhanced career support, including mentoring opportunities for participants.
2012 Fund Education Programs
The Fund offered a half-day ethics program titled "The Ethics of Mission and Margin," led by Richard A. Culbertson, PhD, professor of global health systems and development and of family medicine at Tulane University. Offered Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in conjunction with the San Antonio Cluster, this program addressed the universal ethical and political challenge of balancing mission and margin. In addition, "Palliative Care: Impact on Quality and Cost," a half-day innovation program led by Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, director, Center to Advance Palliative Care and vice chair for public policy, Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, provided attendees a clear understanding of the opportunities palliative care programs can provide to their department and organization. This session was held Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in conjunction with the Atlanta Cluster.
Scholarships Available for Executive Programs
The Fund provides scholarships for ACHE's Senior Executive and Executive programs. In multi-day sessions in June, August and October, the Senior Executive and Executive programs equip the next generation of executives with essential management and operational skills to move into more senior leadership positions. Scholarships are designed for those whose organizations may lack the resources to fully fund their tuition. To date, the Fund for Innovation has provided 75 Executive and Senior Executive Program scholarships.
Your Contributions Matter
Since its inception, the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership has received donations from more than 1,200 contributors. You can learn more about the healthcare leaders who supported the Fund on our Contributors page (PDF).
The Fund is supported by voluntary contributions to the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives. It is only through your support that we can develop programs and provide scholarships for our future leaders.
There are several ways to donate to the Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. Whichever way you chose, your donation can make all the difference, no matter the amount. Become a member of the Legacy Circle — make an annual donation or an end-of-year or multi-year pledge. Please take a moment to consider how you can become a part of this legacy of innovation.
Annual gifts can be made by check or credit card and either mailed, faxed or made online.
Inspired to donate now but financially obligated to donate later? Consider making an end-of-year pledge. All you need to do is mail or fax a Donate By Mail form and designate the amount of the pledge — to be paid by December 31. We will mail you a reminder by November 1 with a return envelope for your convenience.
Want to make an even greater impact on the future of healthcare? With a multi-year pledge, you can increase your overall contribution and spread payments out over three to five years. You will be recognized for the total amount of the gift over the course of the pledge period. The minimum to participate is $500 per year for a three-year period. To learn more about this giving option, please contact Laura J. Wilkinson, CAE, vice president, Development, at (312) 424-9305.
Foundation of ACHE's Major Gifts Initiative
ACHE is asking individuals and organizations to reflect on the important role ACHE has played in their careers and in the professional success of others within their organizations. Consider contributing to our Major Gift Initiative. Major Gifts for this special initiative begin at $25,000. For more information, please contact Laura J. Wilkinson, CAE, vice president, Development, at (312) 424-9305.
Fund for Innovation’s Legacy Circle
We are pleased that a growing number of members have joined the Legacy Circle, which honors the generous individuals that have included the Foundation of ACHE in their estate plans via will, trust or planned gift. If you have already included the Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in your estate plans or want to learn more about this giving option, please contact Laura J. Wilkinson, CAE, vice president, Development, at (312) 424-9305.
Resources for Innovation
Educational Programs Featured in Healthcare Executive Healthcare Executive publishes articles on all of the educational programs funded in part by the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership educational programs. Gain new insight into these critical healthcare management issues:
Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center
Through its books, journals and magazine, ACHE consistently explores innovations that are being implemented in healthcare organizations. ACHE members can access the online Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center (requires member log in) as a convenient way to find articles and books by topic.
For questions about the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership,
please contact Laura J. Wilkinson, CAE, vice president, at (312) 424-9305.
The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives is exempt from federal taxation under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Your contribution is deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.