Educational Event – Healthcare Fundraising

Physician Engagement
Wednesday, October 5th
Presented Via Zoom
11:30 am – 12:30 pm PDT

Physician engagement initiatives are one of the greatest challenges that healthcare fundraisers face.

Join Tess Csiszar to learn about the successful design and implementation at St. John’s Health Center and what strategies you can use to foster beneficial physician partnerships.

Tess Csiszar has worked in the non-profit arts and entertainment and healthcare sectors for more than twenty-five years. Tess joined Saint John’s Health Center Foundation in July 2012 as Director of Special Events where she led a team responsible for conceiving and executing key fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events for the foundation. In January 2021, Tess was selected by the foundation’s CEO to lead its physician engagement initiative. In this role, Tess works closely with a coalition of Providence and Saint John’s philanthropy professionals, the executive leadership of Providence Saint John’s Health Center as well as physician leaders in the Saint John’s medical community to raise the culture of philanthropy throughout the campus of Saint John’s.

Tess Csiszar
Director, Strategic Engagement
St. John’s Health Center Foundation

Prior to joining Saint John’s Health Center Foundation, Tess led the event departments at the American Film Institute and The Paley Center for Media. Her career at these two non-profit organizations spanned more than twelve years, during which she and her team produced over 200 events, ranging from private donor dinners to televised award galas. Collectively, fundraisers under her tenure raised nearly $25 million.

Full participation in Physician Engagement is applicable for 1.0 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.