Owen Thomas

Owen Thomas is a healthcare philanthropy consultant with American Philanthropic, focusing on developing world-class grateful patient fundraising programs for healthcare and hospital clients. Owen also works as a Director of Major Gifts for Penn State University, raising six- and seven-figure major gifts for the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Penn State College of Medicine. Prior to joining American Philanthropic and Penn State, Owen worked as a Chief of Staff and Committee Director in the Senate of Pennsylvania for the better part of two decades.

Owen graduated with a degree in political science from Messiah College. He resides in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.  

Four tips for major gifts fundraising at your hospital

Major gifts fundraising may seem oblique if you are new to it. Here are four tips to help your hospital or medical center launch a major gifts effort.

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5 tips to improve your hospital fundraising

Taking measures to strengthen your grateful patient fundraising can help your hospital raise significantly more money.

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The key to hospital fundraising success in the wake of COVID-19

Healthcare institutions across the country are hurting financially. As hospital fundraisers, now is the time to step up our game.

The joy of grateful patient fundraising

Grateful patient fundraising helps hospitals as well as future patients—and it gives past patients a chance to “pay it forward” and give back to the hospital that helped them.