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Sophia S. Ahmad Joins Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Journal Advisory Council


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Gregg Lagan
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
(515) 490-6636

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Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
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October 11, 2017

Sophia S. Ahmad Joins Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
Journal Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sophia S. Ahmad, Senior Director of Development at Mercy Foundation, has been appointed to the Journal Advisory Council of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).

The AHP Journal Advisory Council consists of national leaders in health care philanthropy who determine editorial direction for the Healthcare Philanthropy journal, published bi-annually by AHP. The Council determines topic areas for the journal’s articles, solicits submissions in those areas, reviews and curates journal content.

“It is my honor to represent Mercy Foundation and join this cohort of national experts in health care philanthropy,” said Ahmad. “Healthcare Philanthropy is widely respected and is a gold standard among our peers and colleagues, and I look forward to contributing to its success.”

Ahmad came to the Mercy Foundation in July 2017, after serving as Vice President of Public Relations at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. A former Des Moines Register reporter, she also served as a fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts’ Arts Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera at Columbia University, and she serves as a freelance journalist.




About Mercy Foundation
Mercy Foundation secures vital funding that ensures equal access, clinical excellence and high-quality care for all in Greater Des Moines. Learn more at

 About Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
AHP is an international professional organization dedicated to developing the fundraisers who encourage charity for nonprofit hospitals and health care institutions. The association’s 4,500 members represent more than 2,200 health care organizations in North America and abroad, raising more than $11 billion each year for community health services.

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