LMH Health Foundation staff member recognized in international organization’s “40 Under 40” list
Erica Hill, finance and operations manager for LMH Health Foundation and LMH Health equity advocate, has been recognized in the 2019 Association for Healthcare Philanthropy 40 Under 40 List. She is the sole honoree from Kansas.
The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) is an international professional organization dedicated to development professionals who encourage charity in health care organizations. AHP's 4,300 members represent more than 2,200 health care facilities around the world. They collectively raise more than $11 billion each year for community health services.
The 40 Under 40 program recognizes the future leaders within the health care philanthropy community. AHP is honoring these 40 young professionals because they are shaping the future of the health care development industry.
Hill joined LMH Health Foundation, formerly LMH Endowment Association, in 2013. Last year, the foundation raised more than $3.4 million and provided a record amount of philanthropic support to LMH Health—more than $3.5 million.
“Erica’s work and dedication have transformed both LMH Health and the foundation,” said Rebecca Smith, executive director of LMH Health Foundation. “We are fortunate to have her talents on our team and believe the 40 Under 40 award is very well deserved.”
Hill has served in many roles during her six years at LMH Health – in addition to overseeing finance and operations for LMH Health Foundation, she has also played vital roles in strategic initiatives, including the hospital’s work in health equity.
“Getting involved in our hospital’s inclusion, diversity, and equity strategic plan was a pivotal point in my health care philanthropy journey,” said Hill. “Being one of the leaders in this hospital-wide effort has created a unique opportunity to identify needs in our community, specifically health inequities and social determinants of health. This strategic approach inspired creative funding opportunities for new and existing donors.”
In addition to her work at LMH Health, Hill is also very involved in her community. She is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Lawrence, a professional development program that provides first-hand exposure to the inner workings of her community, and she was selected by LMH Health to be part of the 2018-2019 Fellowship class, a leadership program designed to encourage community involvement.
Hill has served as the president of the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence and currently serves on the organization’s strategic planning leadership team. She is also a member of USD 497’s District Equity Leadership Team Advisory (DELTA), a group working with district leadership on student racial and equity matters. Hill is running in the upcoming board of education election for USD 497.
“These honorees are part of a select group within health care philanthropy who have demonstrated impressive career achievements, deep community involvement and the potential to be a leader in our profession for years to come,” said Alice Ayres, AHP president & CEO.
Hill will be recognized at the 2019 AHP Annual International Conference this October in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the 40 Under 40 program, visit www.ahp.org/40under40.
About LMH Health Foundation
LMH Health Foundation, formerly LMH Endowment Association, is a 501(c)(3) that leverages more than $11 million in philanthropic assets to provide average annual donor support of more than $1.8 million to LMH Health. The organization is governed by a board of directors, which guides programs to grow investments in patient care, community education, charitable care, wellness and more. LMH Health Foundation provided a record $3.5 million of donor support to LMH Health in 2018, and this year, the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary.