The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) designated Mercy Health Foundation a 2021 High Performer in both the overall and the healthcare systems categories. This is the third year the Mercy Health Foundation has earned the designation in both categories.

To earn the High Performer designation, organizations must rank among the top 25% of their participating peers based on net fundraising revenue. The 2021 designations are based on net fundraising revenue reported in the AHP Report on Giving for fiscal year 2020, which includes survey responses from more than 180 organizations in the United States and Canada.

In fiscal year 2020, overall high performers raised more than $19 million in the United States and more than $22.7 million in Canada. High performers in the healthcare system category raised more than $29.6 million in the United States. The Mercy Health Foundation far exceeded these thresholds, with more than $60 million of fundraising revenue in 2020.

Mercy Health Foundation’s top performing net fundraising returns indicate that it raises significant funds while maintaining low administrative costs. This means that the best part of each donation goes directly to patient and community programs.

“Mercy Health has a strong history of giving. Our philanthropic work builds on our relationship with donors and volunteers to meet the holistic needs of patients and their families,” said Mercy Health Foundation President Tim Koder. “I am proud of our organization for once again achieving this designation, which affirms how our work directly benefits our patients and the communities we serve.”

“We are very pleased to receive this distinguished honor for the third year,” said John Harris, chair of the Mercy Health Foundation Board of Directors. “Credit for it goes to our board members, volunteers, staff and donors, whose gifts of money and time help Mercy Health have a meaningful impact on people and the communities we serve.”

Mercy Health Foundation partners with donors across five states (Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina) to make lives better, communities stronger, and to ensure that the best health care is accessible to all people, with special consideration for those who are poor or under-served.