If you work in healthcare, you likely have been the recipient of a call from a donor looking for help. The donor might be asking for help scheduling an appointment (often seeking a slot sooner than what the donor could get on their own), securing a private room, assisting a friend or family member in a medical crisis, or smoothing out a challenging healthcare experience. These requests raise a host of ethical and logistical challenges. Forces in society and the healthcare industry are shaping contemporary views of facilitated access programs. From healthcare equity to labor shortages to burnout, difficult times put more pressure on philanthropy to deliver.Read More
Elizabeth Dollhopf-Brown is passionate about enabling philanthropy to change people’s lives. From her vantage point, whether through medical research, patient care, or healthcare education, the world is a better place because of the philanthropists who choose to make the world better, one gift at a time.
Having spent more than two decades in fundraising, Elizabeth has gathered extensive experience in major gifts, grateful patient programs, prospect development, and annual giving. She has seen firsthand how no matter what is thrown at the nonprofit industry—be that challenging economic times or a pandemic—the industry is resilient and strong in its mission of service and support to the world.
“We have not journeyed across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy.” Winston Churchill
Elizabeth provides additional depth to BWF’s healthcare and academic medicine clients, with a particular focus on grateful patient programs.
Elizabeth has served as a past board member and president of Apra. When not focused on fundraising, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, reading, and cross stitching.