Bill is the founder and president of Health Giving, and is an expert in healthcare philanthropy capital campaign planning with more than two decades of experience. He most recently served as senior associate vice president of development at The Ohio State University, where he was chief development officer for the University’s Wexner Medical Center and seven health science colleges. He helped design and lead quiet phase activities for Ohio State's But for Ohio State capital campaign with a $2.5 billion goal.
Prior to joining Ohio State, Bill was vice president of institutional relations and development at University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. In this role, he was also the principal campaign manager for the $1 billion Discover the Difference: The Campaign for University Hospitals, the capital campaign in support of the most comprehensive expansion in the health system’s history.
Bill previously had a successful career at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he helped design and lead the pre-public planning phase of the Clinic's Today’s Innovations Tomorrow’s Healthcare campaign to raise $1.25 billion, at that time one of the largest campaigns of any not-for-profit academic medical center in the country. He recently wrote the chapter on healthcare capital campaigns for the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s published book, Redefining Healthcare Philanthropy.
Jennifer Wood is a senior consultant with Health Giving.
She is a seasoned major gifts and campaign fundraiser and her significant tenure in the non-profit environment has given her a thorough understanding of the client support required to produce healthy philanthropic results.
Most recently, Jennifer served as Director of Development and Major Gifts at Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, and previously held posts at CASA of Franklin County and The Childhood League Center. A central Ohio non-profit veteran, Jennifer has also worked for the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus School for Girls, and a seven-year stint as Promotions Manager for PBS.
An experienced creative voice, Jennifer crafts meaningful communications for use in a wide range of platforms, including speeches, client/patient stories, grants, solicitations, thank pieces, and social media posts.
Jennifer is a graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Journalism and a minor in Spanish. She is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Recognizing that the database is the lifeline of an organization, Dan is committed to helping non-profits maintain the integrity of their data and customize the system to better serve their needs. He is an experienced relationship management system expert and a leader in the philanthropy information industry. He has significant expertise with many different database technologies, wealth- screening tools, and internet capabilities, particularly Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge® fundraising software.
He founded Barney & Associates Consulting Services and has spent the last 10+ years as a consultant dedicated to providing nonprofit organizations of all sizes with the quality of information previously only available to the largest in the pool. He has an alliance with Health Giving and serves as a senior consultant.
Diane Larusso is an adjunct consultant with Health Giving. With more than 17 years’ experience in nonprofit development roles, Diane has led or participated in the full scope of fundraising activities, from assessment, campaign planning, and message positioning to data administration, program development, event production, and direct appeals. Her tactical style results in comprehensive, donor-focused plans that aim to accomplish specific and measurable goals. A talented writer and storyteller, Diane crafts meaningful communications for use in a wide range of platforms, including speeches, grants, program plans, impact reports, and social media. Her time in advancement offices—both well-staffed and as a one-woman operation—has given her a thorough understanding of the foundation and functions necessary to produce successful philanthropic results.
Diane held leadership roles at several health- or healthcare-focused organizations, including The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, where she served as Director of Development, Community Partners & Events; Columbus Speech & Hearing Center serving as Director of Development; and the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus as Assistant Director of Financial Development. Diane is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.A. in English Literature and is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.
Ralph provides counsel to Health Giving as an adjunct consultant. He brings substantial executive experience as a healthcare fundraising leader. He recently retired as executive director of the Adena Health Foundation after serving 15 years in the leadership role. He led many successful capital project campaigns and major gift fundraising efforts for Adena including the successful capital campaign to build the PACCAR Medical Education Center at Adena Health.
Prior to Adena Health, Ralph served as director of sponsored programs at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He also served as director of program development and administration for The Ohio State University Research Foundation. Ralph has been a prominent figure in the non-profit field, and is affiliated with numerous professional organizations including the Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, having served on its board.
Dr. Jack Licate brings significant executive experience as a healthcare advancement leader. He provides counsel to Health Giving as an adjunct consultant. Licate served the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as vice chairman and interim chairman of its Division of Institutional Relations and Development from 1994-2004.
He has spearheaded public-private sector advocacy campaigns at the state and federal levels, bringing Cleveland over $1.6 billion in new environmental, science/technology, research and development, and infrastructure funds. Since his retirement from the Cleveland Clinic, Licate founded Jack A. Licate & Associates and has provided fundraising counsel to a number of national and international nonprofit organizations.
We wanted a logo that will be a representation of our mission and values.
The block “H” is a very recognizable symbol, often seen in modest white on a blue road sign indicating the location of the nearest hospital. This familiar symbol is a promise that not far away is a group of people ready to heal anyone who walks through their doors when people need it most.
Relatedly, the “H” of our logo symbolizes the word health in our company name and it embodies that long tradition of service to address the health needs of communities. Look a litter closer and you’ll see there’s more to it. The simple shape indicates an outstretched arm of a human form reaching out to a fellow human. It visually conveys the aspirations of Health Giving - to reach out a hand to lift someone else up.
We help organizations to reach out to individuals and their communities to build awareness of the importance of philanthropy that supports health and healthy communities. We are committed to making The Meaning of Our Logo.
Health Giving's mission is to create healthy philanthropic results, provide solutions, and deliver cost-effective and innovative professional services for our clients - nonprofit healthcare organizations that serve society and their individual communities.
We are committed to our shared values:
We promise to: