Educational Event

Philanthropy Day in San Diego
A Visit to the Sharp Center for Philanthropy

Hosted by Bill Littlejohn and the Sharp HealthCare Philanthropy Team.

Please join us in San Diego for an in-depth look at the philanthropy program at Sharp HealthCare.

The day will include:

  • Presentations and discussions with Sharp executive leadership and physicians.
  • Roundtable discussions with Sharp team members.
  • A tour of the Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center.

A wonderful day of interactive learning, sharing, and discussion!

Click Here for the Event Flyer (PDF)

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
10:00PM to 3:00PM


Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center
8695 Spectrum Center Blvd

San Diego, CA 92123

Map via Google Maps

Free Parking on-site.

Event Registration

SCAHD Members – $75
Non-Members – $75
Lunch provided

Members and Non-Members with Existing SCAHD Accounts
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Non-Members Without a SCAHD Account
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Interactive Series and Presentations

  • Overview of Sharp HealthCare, the Foundations of Sharp and the Philanthropy Program.
  • Presentation by the SVP of Business Development and the Sharp Five-Year Cash Capital and Operating Plan.
  • Physician Engagement in Philanthropy featuring Sharp affiliated physicians.
  • An Overview of ENVISION, Sharp’s Comprehensive $250 million campaign.
  • 80,000 Guardian Angel Gifts and counting: Sharp’s Grateful Patient Program.
  • The Digital Transformation of Philanthropy.
  • Perspectives on the Philanthropy Operation: Metrics, Dashboards and Benchmarking, Technology Integration (Foundation and Institution).
  • Q & A Roundtable.


  • 10:00AM – Introductions, welcome from the Sharp Executive and Board Leadership

  • 10:15AM – Overview of the Sharp HealthCare Philanthropy Program

  • 10:30AM – Philanthropy as an Institutional Strategic Priority – the Sharp Philanthropy and Business Development Teams

  • 11:30AM – Physician Engagement in Philanthropy – A discussion and Q & A with Sharp Physicians

  • 12:30PM – Lunch

  • 01:30PM – Tour of the Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center

  • 02:00PM – Roundtable and Discussion

  • 03:00PM – Adjourn

Our Host

Bill Littlejohn
President & CEO
Sharp HealthCare Foundation

Bill Littlejohn joined Sharp HealthCare in 2002 and has more than three decades of health care philanthropy experience. He oversees the entire philanthropic program for Sharp HealthCare, and under his leadership, Sharp HealthCare has generated $500 million in philanthropy, including more than $150 million in the last five years.

He is a past Chair of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP); received the 2027 Si Seymour Award, AHP’s highest recognition for professional development; received the 2025 Outstanding Leadership Award from Southern California Association for Healthcare Development (SCAHD); is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and was named the 2018 AFP San Diego Outstanding Development Professional; and served as Chair of the 2014 AFP National Philanthropy Day in San Diego.

He has spoken and written extensively on all aspects of fundraising. Bill is a 1980 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Thank You to Our Host Sponsor

Thank You to Our Event Sponsor

Continuing Education

Full participation in the SCAHD Philanthropy Seminar is applicable for 3.0 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.