PRIDE Academies

“Every session was excellent.  Loved the small group format for more open conversation.”

Jessica Sasser | Foundation Executive Director

Tidelands Health


“The interaction with the other guests was very helpful.  It makes me feel more confident to hear others have the same successes, struggles, and stories.”

April Brantham


“Don’t change anything … [it] was great – enjoyed networking and listening to others – always a great learning experience.”

Melissa Aungst | Specialist

Mount Nittany Health


“All of this program was helpful.  The instruction was great, and learning of peers.  PRIDE staff were all great hosts.”

Joe Rogers | Chief Executive Officer

Hospice of Humboldt


“I couldn’t just pick out one thing that was helpful – it was all very informative.  I really enjoyed the networking.  Thank you for the wonderful opportunity and hospitality.  Great job!  I learned so much!”

Terri Hall | Director of Fund Development

Lake Regional Health System


“Great training!  I enjoyed all of the sessions, conference location, food, and company.  Thank you for everything!”

Christie Parker | Director, Annual Fund and Donor Relations

Covenant Care


“I think it’s a very relaxed and open environment for everyone to share and ask questions.”

Meghan Sweigart | Development Coordinator

Frederick Memorial Hospital


“This aligns well with my position in our Foundation and will help us in reaching prospects at all stages of life.”

Caitlin Keele | Donor Services Coordinator

SSM Health – St. Mary’s  Hospital


“The hospitality was great and I loved the environment.  I liked having people from different stages of planning here – they were helpful to hear.”

Leslie Finton | Foundation Coordinator

Mount Nittany Health


“I really enjoyed having volunteers in the discussions.  Thank you for another great Academy!”

Terri Hall | Director of Fund Development

Lake Regional Health System


“The information I learned will be extremely helpful in kicking off our employee campaign this year.  I enjoyed the smaller group.”

Elyse Bower | Development Officer

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation


Pride Development Institute

“We are clients.  I view this as one of the most important opportunities annually to gather and share ideas with colleagues.”

Vernice Rackett | Executive Director

St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations


“Great Conference filled with great information.  Thanks!”

Eddie Richardson, Jr., MD | Vice President

Georgia Healthy Family Alliance

“I really enjoyed being able to hear the panels and best practice spotlights.  The breakouts also allowed me to get some ideas from others and share things that have worked well for us.  Thank you for another great training experience!”

Shan Hayes | Director of Philanthropy

Georgia Healthy Family Alliance



“As someone just starting, everything was valuable and presented in a very user-friendly way.  All of it was helpful – the networking, roundtables, and specific tangible ideas.”

Amber Madrone | Philanthropy Director

Hospice of Humboldt


“The conference was great!  I have found that networking with others and sessions about other organization’s committees are extremely beneficial to making ours a success.”

April Brantham | Director of Community Development

3HC – Home Health and Hospice Care, Inc.


“Pride Philanthropy conferences are inspiring and so interesting – I’m a big fan!”

Susan Turner | Director of Development

Hospice of Lenawee, Inc.