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As we reflect on G24, our vision to create an unparalleled conference experience in healthcare philanthropy has been realized. Gathering philanthropic professionals together from health systems nationwide, our sessions delved into the issues and strategies impacting C-Suites and Boards, providing a unique platform to learn, collaborate, and drive individual development.

We hope that G24 offered you, our valued attendees, intellectually stimulating programming and fostered meaningful connections through networking opportunities and engaging entertainment. Our goal was to equip you with innovative ideas and practical tools to elevate your fundraising efforts in 2024, and we hope to have done just that!

Here’s a snapshot of this exclusive experience: 

Monday, January 29 

  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Top Producer Bootcamp: Qualification Edition
    • Attendees elevated their philanthropy programs with Jana Olslund and Jason Manning, GOBEL’s Vice Presidents of Programs. 
  • 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Welcome Event
    • Tropical cocktails, Caribbean bites, and a steel drum band set the stage for an exciting conference.  

Tuesday, January 30 

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast  
  • 8:30 am – 9:15 am: Welcome Keynote | “A Roadmap for Success in Healthcare Fundraising”  
    • Chad Gobel, Founder & CEO of GOBEL, kickstarted Day 1 with insights on the potential of philanthropy in healthcare. 
  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am: “How Amazon, Walmart, CVS, and Other For-Profit Companies Will Change Healthcare”  
    • Michael Elliott, Partner at McKinsey & Company, explored the impact of disruptors in healthcare. 
  • 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm: CEO Spotlight: Fireside Chat | “What the Best CEOs Do Differently” 
    • Attendees engaged in a conversation about insights from top-tier healthcare CEOs Neil Meltzer of LifeBridge Health and Dr. David Tam of Beebe Healthcare about success and the necessity of CDO partnerships. 
  • 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm: “The Future of Children’s Hospitals” | Keynote + Q&A  
    • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s EVP, Chief Administrative and Legal Officer Fatema Zanzi was joined by Shriners Children’s Chief Philanthropy Officer Stuart Sullivan and GOBEL’s EVP & Chief Engagement Officer Desirae Davis to discuss the evolving trends and challenges in pediatric healthcare.  
  • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Cocktail Hour, Dinner, and “La Floridita”  
    • Attendees were immersed in an Ernest Hemingway-inspired extravaganza with casino games and celebrity DJ Lolo Mayhew.  

Wednesday, January 31 

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am: Chief Development Officer Breakfast 
  • 9:00 am – 9:45 am: “The Strategic Role of Philanthropy in Nonprofit Financing: Lessons from Higher Education”  
    • Aspen Leadership Group and The CDO Network’s Founding Partner Ron Schiller shared valuable insights into philanthropy’s strategic role in higher ed. 
  • 10:30 am – 11:45 am: Subject Matter Expert Roundtables  

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making G24 an enriching experience. We look forward to continuing the conversation!