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Our next event will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017

Event Location:

White Memorial Medical Center
1720 Cesar Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

What is SCAHD?

The Southern California Association for Healthcare Development is a not-for-profit organization for healthcare and hospital development professionals in Southern California. SCAHD, working in cooperation with the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), is dedicated to preserving and improving the high professional standards of its members. SCAHD keeps abreast of current healthcare associations by providing comprehensive educational programs and resources for professional career development, trends and challenges for both its members and healthcare associations.

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SCAHD Members

Members represent over 100 healthcare facilities in Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego. SCAHD members must be resource development professionals in health-related fields.

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Members Services

Through its meetings, programs and seminars SCAHD educates its members in a wide variety of development programs. The programs include:

  • Direct mail fundraising
  • Corporate and foundation grants
  • major gifts program
  • Planned Giving
  • Annual and capital campaigns
  • marketing and communications
  • Telephone outreach/solicitation
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Public relations and advertising

With its large membership, individuals have the opportunity to network with fellow professionals and share expertise in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect.

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SCAHD Assistance

Concerned with the advancement of philanthropy, senior members of SCAHD are available to meet with healthcare administrators to review the potential of establishing a development program. This service is free and entails no obligations. SCAHD also promotes the importance of philanthropy, volunteerism, and the role of not-for-profit institutions in Southern California as well as encourages new development programs in these organizations.

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Through its meetings, programs, and seminars, SCAHD educates its members in a wide variety of development programs.

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Next Event

Friday, April 21, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Jean and David Fleming Health Education Center
15107 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405  ( Google Maps )

"How Is Your Ethical Vision?"

The presentation will review ethical blind spots, ethical leadership, and will provide a case study for participants to discuss.

Janice Gow Pettey, Ed.D.

Janice Gow Pettey

Janice Gow Pettey is a nonprofit consultant, author, and noted authority on diversity, ethics, and nonprofit governance.  She has a doctorate degree in organization and learning from the University of San Francisco. Janice is chair emeritus of both AFP Ethics Committee and the AFP Research Council

During her nonprofit career, she has served both as CEO and led the development for various national and international organizations.

Janice is the author of Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising and she is the editor of Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy: A Guide to Ethical Decision Making and Regulation for Nonprofit Organizations, both published by Wiley.  She is an adjunct professor in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. She also teaches for the Fund Raising School at the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, Indianapolis.


  • $30 - Member
  • $50 - Nonmember

All registrations must be prepaid prior to the meeting event.
Any registrations at the door will incur a $10 processing fee.

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