Gobel Group Adds 2 Consultants, Expands Consulting Team to 20

Gobel GroupPress Release

Philadelphia, PA – Gobel Group, the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy, is pleased to welcome two new consultants to its growing firm. “We are excited to continue our growth with the addition of Debbie and Denise,” said Randall Hallett, President of Gobel Group. “Continuing our philosophy of hiring the best and most experienced professionals, each of these team members brings a wealth of expertise and wisdom, allowing us to continue to meet the needs of our clients and further expand our reach around the world.”

Deborah (Debbie) Eyton, Principal Consultant for Programs
Former VP at Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

Debbie joins Gobel Group as a Principal Consultant, having recently retired after a distinguished career, most recently as the Vice President for Major Gifts at Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. She was in that role for over a decade during which she led a team of 28 fundraisers and was responsible for raising 80% of the Foundation’s $100M+ annual goals. A professional fundraiser for 25 years, Debbie is a strong team builder and communicator, who is very committed to accountability in donation management, while investing thoughtfully for future growth. In addition to her fundraising skills, Debbie excels at organizing and planning. “I’m delighted and excited to be joining the Gobel Group. Having the experience of working with Gobel as a client, I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for the Gobel Group’s work with the clients I will be supporting.”

Debbie will be using her vast experience both with fundraising and as a former Gobel Group client, to further enhance our efforts with Grateful Patient Programs in Canada.

Mother of 4, and grandmother of 3 beautiful granddaughters, Debbie spends a lot of her time in Prince Edward County, Ontario (just outside Toronto) and is an active volunteer in her community.

Denise Pope, CFRE, Senior Consultant for Programs
Former Executive VP & CPO at Stratum Health System and Tidewell Hospice

Denise brings more than two decades of experience advancing healthcare philanthropy in executive leadership roles. Most recently she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer for Stratum Health System and Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota, Florida, where she also provided leadership over the organization’s marketing and communications programs. Previously she served as Chief Development Officer for St. John’s Hospital and St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She is now transitioning from this great career into consultant work.

She has experience with elevating annual, major, capital, and endowment building programs; donor relations and stewardship programs; planned giving; prospect research; implementing grateful patient and clinical integration programs; volunteer management and special events. In addition to her advancement experience, she also brings an executive leadership team perspective to her clients.

“I’m thrilled for this transition from being a Gobel Group client to working with Gobel Group’s clients on their Grateful Patient Programs.”

Denise is an active member and has held volunteer leadership positions with the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2008. She has her bachelor’s degree in public relations from Western Kentucky University and her master’s degree in communication from the University of Illinois-Springfield.

“We’re honored to have Debbie and Denise join our team. As experienced professionals, who know grateful patient philanthropy and our program well, they will make an immediate and significant impact on our clients and firm,”said Chad Gobel, Founder & CEO of Gobel Group & Futurus Group. “Their expertise and leadership, both in the US and in Canada, will prove invaluable to our clients.”

About Gobel Group

Gobel Group is the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy, and the experts in helping clients build meaningful partnerships with physicians and nurses to create a robust grateful patient program. Gobel’s system can create clinician champions who identify the best prospects, introduce those prospects to you, and become involved in the philanthropic process. The result is more philanthropic revenue for your institution. Gobel has recently expanded its scope of services and now supports clients with strategic planning, campaign planning and management, data analytics, and board and volunteer leadership training, among other areas.

Gobel’s team of seasoned healthcare development professionals and clinicians from the top medical centers in the nation, including Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Duke Medicine, and other leading philanthropy programs. Gobel’s consultants have led programs that have raised hundreds of millions annually and directed billion-dollar campaigns. In eight years, Gobel Group has worked with over 315 hospitals across the nation and around the world.

More information on Gobel Group’s services and career opportunities can be found at https://gobelgroup.com/.