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Philanthropy Council

The primary objective of the Council is to execute the philanthropic initiatives of NHPCO, including the annual gala.

Committee Roster

Staff Contact: Emily Van Etten, 703-647-5165.

Expectations of Council

Time Commitment:

Approximately 10 meetings a year (a combination of phone and in-person associated with NHPCO conferences) with the frequency changing as event dates approach. Council members are expected to participate actively in a majority of Council meetings. Materials should be read prior to the next meeting. Council members are asked to notify the Staff Liaison if they will not be available for a conference call or meeting.

General Committee Member Expectations:

  • Provide leadership and advance philanthropic opportunities for care at the end of life.
  • Engage Board of Directors members to increase development opportunities and outcomes.
  • Assist in recruiting individual and corporate donors, provide names and contact information, and make personal contact when appropriate.
  • Make thank you calls and steward major donors.
  • Assist in developing creative cultivation and stewardship initiatives.
  • Assist in soliciting auction items, in-kind and vendor discounts for the gala.
  • Allow NHPCO to list council member names on invitations and marketing materials for the gala.
  • Assist in developing theme for events when appropriate.
  • Assist in recruiting Master of Ceremonies when appropriate.
  • Assist in event PR and marketing.
  • Coordinate efforts with other Councils/Committees as appropriate.
  • Suggest new individuals for Council membership.

Review Committee and Council Guidelines