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Chief Executive Officer, ASHP Foundation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 20, 2024

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The ASHP Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), is seeking a dynamic and visionary fundraising executive to become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This role is important in the healthcare sector, emphasizing the indispensable role of pharmacists in achieving optimal health outcomes. Pharmacists are vital in all patient care settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics, and community pharmacies, contributing significantly to the safe and effective medication use for all individuals.

Established in 1942, ASHP represents over 60,000 pharmacy professionals in the United States and has been a leading advocate for advancing pharmacy practice for over 80 years. It is an accrediting body for pharmacy residency and technician training programs and is a steadfast advocate for its members and patients. The ASHP Foundation, established in 1968, has played a pivotal role in supporting this mission, raising funds to enhance patient care by advancing pharmacy practice.

The CEO of the ASHP Foundation will directly report to the Board. This individual will lead strategic and operational initiatives in philanthropy, encompassing major gifts, foundation and corporate giving, planned giving, grants, and events. A significant focus will be on raising awareness about the critical role of pharmacists in healthcare, emphasizing their contribution to optimal, safe, and effective medication use.

The role requires collaboration with ASHP's leadership and the Foundation board to foster a philanthropic culture within the organization and among stakeholders, including ASHP members. The ideal candidate is expected to be collaborative, intellectually curious, and adaptable and should have a history of engaging diverse stakeholders in mission-driven environments. They should excel in building meaningful relationships that lead to impactful philanthropic contributions.

The CEO should have experience in nonprofit management, preferably in a healthcare or pharmaceutical context. They must be committed to the mission of ASHP and experienced in managing a 501(c)(3) organization, including fiscal responsibility and board governance. They should understand fiscal management in a nonprofit setting, especially handling endowments and named funds. This ideal candidate will have 7-10+ years of experience in fundraising, program development, board engagement, and administration in a nonprofit environment. Healthcare philanthropy experience is preferred, but those with diverse fundraising leadership backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted to the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here. For additional questions, please contact the consultants supporting this search, Rachel Polhemus and Ashley Buderus, through the office of Stephanie Ikediobi, via email at


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