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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 200 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)
  • Augusta University Health (GA)
  • Baylor University Medical Center (TX)
  • CHI Creighton Alegent (NE)
  • City of Hope (CA)
  • George Washington University Medical Center (DC)
  • Indiana University Health (IN)
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital (VA)
  • Jefferson Health (PA)
  • 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)
  • UC Irvine (CA)
  • UK Healthcare (KY)
  • UMASS Memorial Medical Center (MA)
  • UNC Health (NC)

Healthcare Systems

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

Pediatric Hospitals

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (PA)
  • Inova Children’s Hospital (VA)
  • Primary Children’s Hospital (UT)
  • Samuelson Children’s Hospital (MD)
  • 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 & Bromenn (IL)
  • Alta View Hospital (UT)
  • American Fork Hospital (UT)
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center (MD)
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving (TX)
  • Beebe Healthcare (DE)
  • 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)
  • Doheny Eye Institute (CA)
  • 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)
  • Hamilton General Hospital (ONT, CAN.)
  • Heber Valley Medical Center (UT)
  • Hoag (CA)
  • 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)
  • Lancaster General Hospital (PA)
  • LDS Hospital (UT)
  • Logan Regional Hospital (UT)
  • Markham Stouffville Hospital (ONT)
  • 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)
  • 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 Presbyterian (CA)
  • Valley View Medical Center (UT)
  • WakeMed (NC)
  • 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:

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 seven years ago, our team of nearly twenty individuals includes seasoned healthcare development professionals and clinicians from the top medical centers in the nation, including Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Duke Medicine and other leading philanthropy programs, and our client roster has grown to over 200 hospitals in the United States and Canada. We are poised for explosive growth.

Please see the below open positions:

Senior Consultant, Programs

Career Opportunity: Senior Consultant, Programs About the Role  Working closely with other members of the Gobel Group (Principal Consultants and Directors), the Senior Consultant will assist the Principal Consultant with the firm’s implementation of its Grateful Patient and Family Philanthropy Program. The Senior Consultant will participate in the following activities: Assist with client engagements by: […]

Director, Prospect Research and Analytics

 Career Opportunity: Director, Prospect Research and Analytics  About the Role The Director of Prospect Research and Analytics will have a broad range of responsibilities, including but not limited to: Provide a comprehensive range of prospect research, analysis, data analytics, management and data-mining to successfully execute the flow of prospects into and through the client’s pipeline. Analyze […]

Director, Business Development

 Career Opportunity:  Director, Business Development   About the Role Working closely with other members of the Gobel Group, the Director of Business Development will partner with the firm’s CEO, Marketing Director, and Principal Consultants to build a pipeline of qualified prospective clients and close new business for the Gobel Group. Duties may include: Meeting regularly […]

Senior Consultant, Philanthropy Services

Download PDF – Senior Consultant for Philanthropy Services Job Opening:  Senior Consultant, Philanthropy Services About the Role Working closely with the Principal Consultant for Philanthropy Services and other members of the Gobel Group, the Senior Consultant for Philanthropy Services will serve as a subject matter expert on philanthropy operations, primarily information technology and data systems […]

Director, Marketing

Download PDF: Director, Marketing Career Opportunity:  Director, Marketing   About the Role The Gobel Group seeks a Director of Marketing to lead its efforts to expand its visibility, grow its brand, communicate with current and prospective clients, and assist in closing new contracts. The Director will lead efforts to define the firm’s brand and messaging, manage […]

Director, Philanthropy Programs

Download PDF – Director Philanthropy Programs Career Opportunity:  Director, Philanthropy Programs  About the Role Working closely with other members of the Gobel Group, the Director of Philanthropy Programs will partner with the firm’s Principal Consultants to implement Grateful Patient Fundraising Programs with active Clinician Engagement for our clients. Specific duties include: Onboarding New Clients Preparing […]

City of Hope – Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts

Download PDF – Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts The Opportunity The Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts (VP) will develop and execute annual and multi-year campaign strategies to build a robust pipeline of individual donors and prospects, focused primarily on the Principal, Major, and Special gift levels. Reporting to the SVP, Advancement Operations and […]

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, […]

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