The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) has named David Flood, chief development officer and president, Intermountain Foundation, as the recipient of the 2019 AHP Harold J. (Si) Seymour award, the association’s highest honor.

“Board members, volunteers, and fellow leaders alike appreciate Dave’s passion, courage, good humor, and commitment to service,” said Intermountain president and CEO Marc Harrison, MD. “He connects with others in authentic ways that inspire trust—making them want to be a part of doing the right thing for our communities.”

“Under David’s leadership, Intermountain Foundation has inspired contributions approaching $300 million—more than doubling the amount raised over the previous five years,” Dr. Harrison continued. “His team’s remarkable fundraising stems from Intermountain Foundation’s stellar reputation for investing wisely back into the community. Donations have funded patient‐friendly facilities, supportive community programs, cutting‐edge research and technology, and medical education that helps Intermountain attract and retain the best caregivers.”

Kem Gardner, founding board chair of Intermountain Foundation and former board chair of Intermountain Healthcare, said, “As I’ve experienced personally, David has the exceptional ability to bring together people of diverse backgrounds to serve a common purpose and a larger good. He shares a vision to help people, then inspires others to join in and devote their time and talents to make it a reality.”

Continuing an emphasis on building and empowering talented teams and volunteer leadership, Intermountain Foundation has transformed its landscape to become an efficient and effective national model. Flood will be honored at a special awards dinner in October during the 2019 AHP Annual International Conference in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the award and see previous winners, click here.

Since 1970, the Si Seymour award has recognized distinguished leadership in the healthcare philanthropy community and AHP affairs. Candidates considered for the honor must possess a detailed history of successful fundraising and professional contributions to healthcare philanthropy.

“David is a remarkable leader in the field of healthcare philanthropy,” the AHP said. “[His] efforts led to [Intermountain] Foundation's recognition for four consecutive years as an AHP “High Performer,” representing the top 25 percent of all reporting organizations.”