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Healthcare Philanthropy Hobbled by Recession in 2009
Health Leaders Media

Fundraisers spent significantly more money in recession-wracked 2009 than in years past, but collected fewer donations for nonprofit hospitals and healthcare systems, according to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. “The recession’s impact and duration were felt more strongly in the U.S. than in Canada, where healthcare philanthropy tended to advance slightly or at least hold its own despite lower levels of government support,” said William C. McGinly, president/CEO of AHP. “U.S. nonprofit hospitals, however, often struggled just to keep giving levels steady, and some saw declines.”