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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 / 8:00 am PDT
Friday, June 14, 2019 / 5:00 pm PDT
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Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA United States
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Ideas. Innovations. Impact.

The GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy is the largest gathering of health funders in the country, and the best place to meet up with the bright minds, seasoned experts, and innovative practitioners working in health philanthropy today. The 2019 conference was held from June 12-14, 2019 in Seattle.

Learn, Connect and Grow with GIH: Connect with likeminded peers, experts, and leaders in health philanthropy at the GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy. The GIH conference welcomes staff and trustees from GIH Funding Partner organizations and philanthropy-serving organizations.


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Highlights Included:

  • GIH Connect
    A space to network, learn, recharge, and exchange ideas in our GIH Connect space, which will include information stations, wellness and mindfulness experiences, resources, and refreshments.
  • Tech Bytes
    By popular demand, Tech Bytes are interactive demonstrations of innovative technological tools.
  • Quick Takes
    Our Quick Takes are rapid, compelling talks on important topics.
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
    Our evening reception was held at the Chihuly Garden and Glass, a museum in the Seattle Center showcasing the studio glass of Dale Chihuly.
  • Conference Buddies
    Our conference buddies helped new attendees navigate the conference format and programming options, ensuring a great first time conference experience.
  • Keynotes from leading experts:
    Dr. Shena Ashley, Vice President, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute
    Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Dr. Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States
  • Inspiring Awardees:
    Benet Magnuson, Executive Director, Kansas Appleseed
    Diane Kaplan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rasmuson Foundation
  • Ramped up programming for trustees
  • New programming in the areas of Access, Advocacy Strategies, Behavioral Health, Children & Families, Health Equity, Governance & Operations, Healthy Eating/Active Living, Integrative Health, Oral Health, Older Adults, Population Health, and Quality

Conference App and Mobile Website:

Session details, speaker information, materials, powerpoints, and reports that were shared with participants can be accessed in the GIH App.  You can download the app in the Apple App Store, on the Google Play Store, or access the web-based version of the app.


  1. Click “No thanks, I’ll do this later” or enter your info and Log-in.
  2. Browse the sessions, and click on the session title.
  3. Materials are available as documents or photos near the bottom of session pages.

Special Thanks

Support from all of our Funding Partners—those that contribute to the organization annually—helps to underwrite a portion of all GIH activities. In addition, several of our Funding Partners award conference sponsorships or supplemental program grants to help cover annual conference costs. Their added generosity, which keeps our registration fees affordable while maintaining the quality of our conference, merits special recognition.  Thank you, sponsors, for making this year’s conference possible!

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