Southern California Association for Healthcare Development (SCAHD) provides relevant and dynamic education and networking opportunities to advance healthcare philanthropy.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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