the common good.
Everyone deserves access to high-quality care delivered with compassion. Believing this, CommonSpirit Health regards philanthropy as an important way to connect those with resources to those in need, and to offer an opportunity to express gratitude for the expertise, care, and kindness experienced throughout our ministry.
CommonSpirit Health has 82 affiliated fundraising foundations located across the nation. Over the past five years, these foundations have raised a combined $868 million in areas including social determinants of health, preventing and responding to human trafficking, addressing opioid abuse, and uniting against violence. This important work advances under the leadership of Fred Najjar, executive vice president, philanthropy and chief philanthropy officer, CommonSpirit Health, and Shannon Duval, senior vice president of philanthropy, CommonSpirit Health.
Our nonprofit foundations enhance the lives of people in the communities we serve by raising funds to support hospital initiatives such as the expansion of emergency departments, purchases of state-of-the-art equipment, recruitment of nurses, administration of patient well being programs, and procurement of educational outreach sponsorships—just to name a few.