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Gratitude Motivates Giving
Giving Promotes Healing
Clinicians Are Key

Who We Are

The Gobel Group is the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy. We are the experts in helping clients build stronger partnerships with physicians and nurses.

Our Grateful Patient with Clinician Engagement Program will train your clinician champions to (1) identify the best prospects, (2) introduce those prospects to you, and (3) become involved in the philanthropic process. The result is a better pipeline with more prospects, higher productivity for your gift officers with more visits, asks and gifts closed, and more philanthropic revenue for your program. Clients who implement our program and work with us over a three year period of time have generated a 10:1 to 30:1 return on investment.

Our team includes seasoned healthcare development professionals and clinicians from the top medical centers in the nation, including Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medicine, UCSF, Duke Medicine and other leading philanthropy programs. Our consultants, who collectively bring more than 200 years of healthcare development experience, have led programs that have raised hundreds of millions annually and directed billion dollar campaigns.

What We Believe

Gratitude Motivates Giving. Giving Promotes Healing. Clinicians are Key.

Gratitude Motivates Giving. When a patient or family gives back, it’s not a financial transaction as most hospital employees would believe; rather, it’s a transformational experience for the patient and family that is inspired by the care and compassion clinicians have provided. As a result, patients and families are grateful. It’s this gratitude that motivates philanthropy.

Giving Promotes Healing. After years of research, Gobel Group has identified clinical studies that demonstrate the relationship between giving and healing, and the consequences to patients when they are denied the opportunity to give back. Giving is a natural extension of the clinical experience. Gobel Group shows clinicians they have a responsibility as healers to be involved in the philanthropic process.

Clinicians are Key. Donors don’t give because of hospitals or even programs. They give to honor of the individuals who were instrumental in their care. Grateful patients represent a significant and untapped potential. By building meaningful partnerships with clinicians, philanthropy offices can maximize their results.

  • Build an ever-growing grateful patient program
  • Create a robust pipeline of prospects
  • Accelerate gift officer productivity
  • Create a Culture of Gratitude

Let us show you what we can do for you!

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Gobel Team

Our consultants have an average of 20 years of experience (collectively that’s more than 200 years!) from the top healthcare programs in the nation including the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Duke Medicine, UCSF and other leading programs. Our staff has led programs that have raised hundreds of millions annually and directed billion dollar campaigns.


In just a few years, we've provided consulting, training, strategic communications and technological solutions to more than 150 hospitals. From large academic medical centers, to multi-hospital health systems, to independent community hospitals, our solutions have helped our clients build a larger qualified prospect pool, increase the number of visits, asks and gifts closed by philanthropy officers, and ultimately, generate more revenue. Below is a sampling of our ever-growing client list.

Academic Medical Centers

  • Albany Medical Center (NY)
  • Baylor University Medical Center (TX)
  • City of Hope (CA)
  • George Washington University Medical Center (DC)
  • GR Health (GA)
  • Indiana University Health (IN)
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital (VA)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (MA)
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (DC)
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center (DC)
  • Nebraska Medical Center (NE)
  • Richmond University Medical Center (NY)
  • St. Luke’s University Hospital (PA)
  • SingHealth (Singapore)

Healthcare Systems

  • Allegheny Health Network (PA)
  • Baptist Health (FL)
  • Baylor Healthcare System (TX)
  • Dignity Health (CA)
  • Hamilton Health and Sciences (ON, CAN)
  • Inova Health (VA)
  • Intermountain Health (UT)
  • Jefferson Health (PA)
  • LifeBridge Health (MD)
  • Marshfield Clinic (WI)
  • MedStar Health (MD and DC)
  • Meridian Health (NJ)
  • Providence Alaska Foundation (AK)
  • Providence Health & Services Southern California (CA)
  • Rochester Regional Health System (NY)
  • Valley Health System (NJ)
  • Vidant Health (NC)
  • WakeMed Health and Hospitals (NC)

Pediatric Hospitals

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (PA)
  • Primary Children’s Hospital (UT)
  • Inova Children’s Hospital (VA)
  • Wolfson Children’s Hospital (FL)

Senior Assisted Living Facilities

  • Asbury Foundation (MD)
  • Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries (PA)
  • Episcopal Senior Life Communities (NY)
  • Levindale Hospital (MD)

Community Hospitals

  • Abington Health (PA)
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (IL)
  • Alegent Creighton Health/ CHI Health (NE)
  • Alta View Hospital (UT)
  • American Fork Hospital (UT)
  • Baptist Heart Hospital (FL)
  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches (FL)
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (FL)
  • Baptist Medical Center Nassau (FL)
  • Baptist Medical Center South (FL)
  • Baylor Medical Center at Irving (TX)
  • Bear River Valley Hospital (UT)
  • Beebe Healthcare (DE)
  • Carroll Hospital Center (MD)
  • Cassia Regional Medical Center (UT)
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (PA)
  • Christ Hospital (OH)
  • Clifton Springs Hospital (NY)
  • Community HealthCare System (KS)
  • Delta Community Medical Center (UT)
  • Dixie Regional Medical Center (UT)
  • East Jefferson General Hospital (LA)
  • Evangelical Community Hospital (PA)
  • Fillmore Community Medical Center (UT)
  • Garfield Memorial Hospital & Clinics (UT)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation (OR)
  • Grady Health (GA)
  • Great Plains Regional Medical Center (NE)
  • Griffin Health (CT)
  • Heber Valley Medical Center (UT)
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital (VA)
  • Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (VA)
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (VA)
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital (VA)
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (VA)
  • Inova HealthPlex (VA)
  • Inova – Ballston (VA)
  • Inova Primary Care and Specialty Center Gainesville (VA)
  • Inova Medical Pavilion – Dulles South (VA)
  • Inova Medical Pavilion – Mark Center (VA)
  • Intermountain Medical Center (UT)
  • Juravinski Cancer Centre (ON, CAN)
  • Kelowna General Hospital (BC, CAN)
  • LDS Hospital (UT)
  • Logan Regional Hospital (UT)
  • McKay-Dee Hospital Center (UT)
  • Medic Alert Foundation (CA)
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center (MD)
  • MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital (MD)
  • MedStar Harbor Hospital (MD)
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center (MD)
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (DC)
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MD)
  • MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MD)
  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (MD)
  • Newark-Wayne Hospital (NY)
  • Mercy Health System (MD)
  • Northwest Community Healthcare (IL)
  • Northwest Hospital (MD)
  • Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (ON, CAN)
  • Orem Community Hospital (UT)
  • Park City Medical Center (UT)
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center (NY)
  • Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (CA)
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro (CA)
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance (CA)
  • Providence Saint John’s Health Center (CA)
  • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (CA)
  • Providence Tarzana Medical Center (CA)
  • Phelps County Regional Medical Center (MO)
  • Pluta Cancer Center (NY)
  • Primary Children’s Hospital (UT)
  • Riverton Hospital (UT)
  • Rochester General Hospital (NY)
  • Southern Alabama Medical Center (AL)
  • St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus (PA)
  • St. Luke’s Hospital – Miners Campus (PA)
  • St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus (PA)
  • St. Luke’s Anderson Campus (PA)
  • St. Luke’s Warren Hospital (PA)
  • Sanpete Valley Hospital (UT)
  • Sevier Valley Medical Center (UT)
  • Sinai Hospital (MD)
  • Telluride Medical Center (CO)
  • Tucson Medical Center (AZ)
  • The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (UT)
  • United Memorial Medical Center (NY)
  • Unity Health (NY)
  • Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (UT)
  • Valley View Medical Center (UT)
  • Winthrop-University Hospital (NY)


WealthEngine is the leading provider of wealth intelligence, prospect research and marketing services for nonprofits, healthcare, education, luxury goods and financial services. Our partnership with Wealth Engine combines our expertise in identifying patients and families who experience gratitude with WealthEngine’s expertise in identifying those with wealth. We know that the combination of these two indicators, wealth and gratitude, will help hospitals and health systems identify the most promising potential donors. We are working together on developing new products and services that will further automate the combination of gratitude and wealth indicators.

Planned Giving is an integral part of a fully integrated grateful patient fundraising program. In general, patients that require acute care skew older than the general public and are likely to be in a life stage that allows them to consider significant inter vivos/testamentary gifts. Tapping into this unique population with a systematic approach offers an enormous opportunity for significant growth in planned giving revenue. Heaton Smith Group, in partnership with Gobel Group, works with our clients to capitalize on this opportunity by reviewing your program and making best practice recommendations to fully maximize legacy discussions and documented naming gifts to the institution.


Careers with Gobel Group
Careers with Our Clients


We are always interested in meeting talented healthcare philanthropy professionals.  Send your resume and cover letter to:

Please see the below open positions:

Senior Consultant for Philanthropy Services

Download PDF – Senior Consultant for Philanthropy Services Job Opening:  Senior Consultant for Philanthropy Services  About the Gobel Group The Gobel Group is the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy. We help hospitals and health systems raise more money from its grateful patients by building meaningful partnerships with physicians and nurses. Started just […]

Director, Marketing

Download PDF: Director, Marketing Career Opportunity:  Director, Marketing  About the Gobel Group The Gobel Group is the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy. We help hospitals and health system raise more money from its grateful patients by building meaningful partnerships with physicians and nurses. Started seven years ago, our team of nearly twenty individuals […]

Director of Philanthropy Programs

Download PDF – Director Philanthropy Programs Career Opportunity:  Director, Philanthropy Programs  About the Gobel Group The Gobel Group is the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy. We are the experts in helping clients build meaningful partnerships with physicians and nurses to create a robust grateful patient program. Our system can create clinician champions […]

Intermountain Health Foundation, Primary Children’s Hospital – Major Gift Officer

Intermountain Foundation Primary Children’s Hospital – Major Gifts Officer Job Description Job Description: The Intermountain Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Intermountain Healthcare. The Foundation consists of a Central office and five regional fundraising programs. The Major Gifts Officer spearheads the major gift strategy and related activities for an Intermountain Healthcare Region to generate revenue in the form […]

WellStar Health – Director of Strategic and Annual Giving

Download Job Description (PDF): WellStar Health Director of Strategic and Annual Giving

WellStar Health – Director of Foundation Operations

Download Job Description (PDF):  WellStar Health Director of Foundation Operations

Director of Development, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Job Description Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. It includes ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, […]

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Download Job Description (PDF): Anne Arundel Medical Center – Giving Officer 

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