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“Health Philanthropy Services Group has been an extremely valuable partner for Mercy.  They understand the complexities of healthcare fundraising.  They have been quick to offer smart suggestions for improving our fundraising processes.  Our experiences have been extremely positive. Their capability has helped make our organization and our grateful patient fundraising even stronger.” - - Scott N. Pember,  President, Mercy Foundation at Mercy Regional Medical Center

Testimonials

What Clients Say About Us

“Our work with Health Philanthropy Services Group has helped tremendously in preparing our St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor for the new realities in healthcare capital campaigning. Their team conducted our Ann Arbor feasibility study. They were honest, straightforward, and very knowledgeable.” -- Fran Petonic, Vice President for Development, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

“We thank Health Philanthropy Services Group for the well and professionally done feasibility study for our emergency department capital campaign. Their team was thorough and insightful. Their presentation to our Foundation volunteers and hospital leadership team was easy to understand, informative, and reasonable. I appreciate the good work and look forward to their involvement with us as we seek to raise some significant dollars to promote greater care in our community.” -- Cathy Jones, Foundation Director, Highland District Hospital

“Health Philanthropy Services Group is committed to providing innovative ideas for securing lead gifts and capital campaign management. They have been a vital part of our Reaching New Heights campaign strategy, helping us shape a plan for the current year that has already led to generous commitments from key donors.” – Jena Pado, CFRE, Chief Development Officer at Dayton Children’s Hospital

“Health Philanthropy Services Group conducted an in-depth audit of our fundraising operations at WVU School of Medicine.  Performing the audit has helped us gain an understanding of the areas where we could advance our philanthropy efforts.  Bill Mountcastle has been professional, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. The value added was his in-depth understanding of the complicated issues facing academic medical centers.  We’re pleased with the consulting services provided by Health Philanthropy Services Group.” - - Arthur J. Ross, III, M.D., M.B.A., Dean, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center

“Thank you for your outstanding professional work on our campaign capacity study.  In a very short time frame, you were able to conduct and analyze over forty interviews, with over thirty being face to face.  These interviews, with some of Northeast Ohio Medical University's most important alumni, faculty, leaders and donors, provided extremely valuable information which will help shape our future campaign. Thanks again for your time, experience, and wisdom in this campaign study phase.” -  Jay A. Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D., President, Northeast Ohio Medical University

“Health Philanthropy Services Group has been an extremely valuable partner for Mercy.  They understand the complexities of healthcare fundraising.  They have been quick to offer smart suggestions for improving our fundraising processes.  Our experiences have been extremely positive. Their capability has helped make our organization and our grateful patient fundraising even stronger.” - - Scott N. Pember, President, Mercy Foundation at Mercy Regional Medical Center

“We brought Health Philanthropy Services Group in to help facilitate an important meeting between MedStar Health and Georgetown University regarding our organizations’ integrative fundraising approach at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  Bill brought a wealth of experience and objectivity to the discussion, which really helped us determine our next steps.  He is a skilled healthcare fundraising leader with a highly- regarded combination of system hospital and academic medical center experience.  His assistance was valued.  I have no hesitation in recommending Bill.” - - Bruce Bartoo, CFRE, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, MedStar Health

"Thank you for the extraordinary day of Board Education you conducted for the Adena Health Foundation.  Your extensive knowledge of group dynamics and healthcare philanthropy made our fundraising workshop with you enlightening and productive.  Your personal touch and affable manner puts even the most reluctant board members at ease.  Your "friend-raising to fundraising" approach was informative, thought-provoking and fun.  Our Board is moving forward with the recommendations you made, especially the action plan. Thank you." - - Ralph Metzger, CFRE, President, Adena Health Foundation

“Health Philanthropy Services Group has been phenomenal in providing new ideas that help us with acquiring donations for our foundation and helping us to understand where we need to go to create a stronger presence for our MED Foundation to support our hospital.  Bill’s coaching, benchmarking study, and sharing of knowledge are providing us with a road map to achieve higher levels of giving from our Mercer County residents and businesses.” - - John Hoying, Executive Director, Mercer-Health MED Foundation

Life Is Good No Matter What Foundation is a start-up cancer patient services non-profit organization.  We were in need of funding to help get us up and running.  We needed help clarifying our case for support.  Having Health Philanthropy Services Group working with us was very invaluable. I was impressed with how well they listened to my questions and carefully answered each one.  They explained things in detail, spelled out our options, and did a highly professional job.” - - Troy Haslinger, Founder & Board Chairman, Life Is Good No Matter What Foundation

"The simple recommendations Bill gave me regarding an endowment campaign honoring two esteemed Mount Carmel Health System physicians were spot-on and we are looking forward to more association with Bill and Health Philanthropy Services Group in the future." - - Douglas Stein, President & Executive Director, Mount Carmel Health System Foundation

What Others Say About Us

“I have known Bill Mountcastle in a variety of capacities for many years.  During our time as colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic, Bill excelled in building relationships with physician leaders and rapport with donors.  I would be pleased to recommend Bill as an experienced consultant in healthcare philanthropy.” - - Nelson J. Wittenmyer Jr., Esq. Vice Chairman, Institutional Relations and Development, Cleveland Clinic

“Bill is a highly experienced healthcare philanthropy leader.  While we were working together at Ohio State, I was very much impressed by his knowledge and professionalism." - - Edmund F. Funai, M.D., Chief Operating Officer, Wexner Medical Center, OSU Health system

“I had the good fortune to work with Bill Mountcastle while initiating a strategic fundraising plan for the OSU Wexner Medical Center. Bill proved himself a dedicated individual and provided solid insight, encouragement, honesty and experience.  He knows and understands all aspects of healthcare philanthropy.” - - Gail Marsh, Senior Associate VP for Health Sciences & Chief Strategy Officer, Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center

“I have known Bill both personally and professionally.  He has a keen ability to understand the business of healthcare fundraising and philanthropy.  Bill makes thoughtful, strategic recommendations that can be successfully implemented and completed.” - - Carla Willis, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Kean University

“Bill is an exceptional fundraising professional with a great deal of experience in highly recognized and sophisticated health care systems.  He is quite knowledgeable and driven.  Bill is keenly aware of what it takes to propel a team to transformational results.  I valued our time working together.” - - David Schrader, Vice President, Institutional Relations and Development, University Hospitals Health System of Cleveland

“I worked together with Bill Mountcastle for nearly seven years at Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland.  During that time Bill performed quite proficiently, especially in the area of donor outreach.  He has a comprehensive knowledge of healthcare and major gift philanthropy.  I have no hesitation in recommending Bill to organizations that are looking to partner with a competent development professional.” - - Patrick J. Ertle, Esq., Chief Development Officer, The Cleveland Sight Center

“Bill and I were colleagues together at Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.  He is a very experienced healthcare fundraising professional, drawing on wide-ranging experience across some top-tier healthcare organizations – Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Seidman Cancer Center, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, to name but a few.  I would gladly recommend Bill as a consultant.” - -   James Conway, Director, Development Research, Oberlin College and Conservatory

“We thank Health Philanthropy Services Group for the well and professionally done feasibility study for our emergency department capital campaign. Their team was thorough and insightful. Their presentation to our Foundation volunteers and hospital leadership team was easy to understand, informative, and reasonable. I appreciate the good work and look forward to their involvement with us as we seek to raise some significant dollars to promote greater care in our community.” -- Cathy Jones, Foundation Director, Highland District Hospital

 

news & events

April 30 - May 2, 2017 - Visit HPSG at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference in San Francisco

April 6-7, 2017 - Visit HPSG at the Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Spring Conference in Columbus

March 5-7, 2017 - Bill Mountcastle and Dan Raposa, Director of Advancement, Exeter Hospital will present at the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Annual Conference in Portland, Maine

Nov. 10, 2016 - Join fellow healthcare philanthropy professionals at the Health Philanthropy Summit: Shaping the Future in Columbus, OH

Oct 30-Nov 2, 2016 – Visit HPSG at the 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and EXPO in Indianapolis, IN

Oct 26-29, 2016 - Bill Mountcastle and Jena Pado, CFRE, Dayton Children's Hospital, will present at the 2016 AHP Annual International Conference in Chicago, IL on Successfully Applying a Matching Gift Challenge to Inspire Your Campaign

Sept. 30, 2016 - Bill Mountcastle will present at the Foundation Center, Cleveland, on Get Donor Prospects to Call you Back

Sept. 16, 2016 - Bill Mountcastle will present at the Foundation Center, New York, on The Campaign Mix: The 5 P's of Successful Capital Campaigning

Sept. 14, 2016 - Live HPSG Webinar: Advancing Relationships with Principal and Major Gift Donors

Sept. 8, 2016 - Bill Mountcastle will present at the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference on Life Income, Leverage and Legacy: The Gift Planning Fundamentals

July 15, 2016 - Live HPSG Webinar: Launch a Successful Employee Giving Campaign (register here)

April 22, 206 - Visit HPSG at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeast Ohio Chapter Career Success Institute

March 31-April 1, 2016 - HPSG is a Lunch Sponsor at the Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Spring Conference

March 20-22, 2016 – Visit HPSG at the 2016 The Association of Fundraising Professionals' International Fundraising Conference in Boston, MA

March 6-8, 2016 – HPSG is a Silver Sponsor of the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Annual Conference in Brewster, MA