Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy

First presented by Grantmakers In Health in 1993, the Terrance Keenan Leadership Award recognizes a grantmaker whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation, achievement, creativity, and boldness.

The award was established in honor of Terrance Keenan and his more than 40 years of service and contributions to the field. By example and instruction, Mr. Keenan charged philanthropy with exercising the freedom to invest in leadership and develop new institutions and systems to confront major needs. He encouraged us to embrace both the freedom to fail and the freedom to persist.

Each year, the award recipient presents at the GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy. The award carries a $5,000 honorarium.

Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy

First presented by Grantmakers In Health in 2017, the Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy recognizes a nonprofit or public sector champion who embodies a commitment to principled action, leadership to advance social change, and dedication to making progress in policy and practice despite challenging political environments.

The award pays tribute to Andy Hyman, a smart, passionate, and innovative grantmaker committed to social justice. Mr. Hyman asked hard questions, expected honest answers, and never shied away from difficult challenges. Those who knew and worked with him were touched by his humility and his dedication to social justice.

Each year, the award recipient presents at the GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy. The award carries a $5,000 honorarium, and is made possible through the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Awards will be presented at the Luncheon on June 5th

2024 Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, Bold Results Through Courageous Action. Tickets are sold out and the waitlist is now closed.

If you are on the waitlist, we will notify you by May 24 if a seat becomes available. Please email Danielle Johnson from A Special Gathering Place at gih@aspecialgathering.com with any questions.

Lauren LeRoy Health Policy Lecture

In 2012, Grantmakers In Health established the Lauren LeRoy Health Policy Lecture series in honor of former GIH President and CEO Lauren LeRoy and her commitment to increasing communication between the worlds of philanthropy and policy.

Each year, the Lauren LeRoy lecturer presents at the GIH Fall Forum. The honor carries a $5,000 honorarium, and is supported by grants from Blue Shield of California Foundation, The California Endowment, California HealthCare Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Missouri Foundation for Health, New York State Health Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Prior Speakers

Uwe Reinhardt, former Professor of Political Economy,  Princeton University (2013)

Larry Kramer, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (2014)

Michael Botticelli, former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (2015)

Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California (2016)

Kathy Ko Chin, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (2017)

Starsky D. Wilson, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Deaconess Foundation (2018)

Katie Keith, Principal, Keith Policy Solutions, LLC (2019)

Alice Huan-mei Chen, Chief Medical Officer, Covered California (2021)

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2022)

Dr. Robert Califf, Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2023)