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Grantmakers In Health Celebrates 35 Years of Support to Health Philanthropy

June 21, 2017

Grantmakers In Health (GIH), a philanthropy-serving organization based in Washington, DC, today announced that 2017 marks the organization’s 35th anniversary. GIH made the announcement at its Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, the nation’s largest yearly gathering of health funders.

Since its inception, GIH has grown to be the leading national network dedicated to the needs and concerns of health funders. Over the past 35 years, the organization has strengthened health philanthropy through its meetings, publications, leadership trainings, and strategic advice—operating with the core belief of better health through better philanthropy.

The organization’s anniversary provides a unique opportunity to reflect on its contributions over the years, and the role it plays in a continually evolving field.

“GIH operates ahead of the curve, helping funders to learn, connect, and grow, while leading the charge on critical issues facing health philanthropy,” says Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, Vice President of Government, External Relations and Research for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and GIH board chair. “As a learning organization, GIH oscillates from ‘leader’ to ‘listener,’ promoting dialogue, exploration, and collaboration in the field, while maintaining a focus on excellence and quality. We look forward to the next 35 years of leadership from GIH,” she adds.

In addition to unveiling a new 35th anniversary logo at its Annual Conference, the organization also launched “I Am GIH,” a social media campaign to showcase the diversity in the field; and “GIH’s 35 for 35,” a series of its most well-received products from recent years, which will appear in the GIH Bulletin for the remainder of the year. The organization also announced plans to kick-start a podcast series, “Voices from the Field,” in celebration of the sector.

GIH invites representatives of its 240+ Funding Partner organizations to participate in its social media campaign by using #IamGIH, and encourages all friends and supporters to learn more by following the organization on Twitter @GIHealth, or by visiting

Click here to read more about the anniversary in GIH President Faith Mitchell's recent letter.

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