Nathania Fung has been included in the inaugural Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) Forty Under 40 list.

The Forty Under 40 program is designed to recognize 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. Collectively, they are changing the world—one campaign at a time.

“Telling member stories and sharing best practices are at the core of what AHP is all about,” says Alice Ayres, AHP president & CEO. “I’m so thrilled that through the Forty Under 40 program, members have shared the stories of our up-and-coming leaders—those making significant impact on the industry so early in their careers.”

Nathania is responsible for overhauling VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s annual giving program and pushing the annual Angel holiday campaign to record totals.

“In philanthropy, I think that the most powerful thing we can do is tell stories,” says Nathania. “At VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, we tell stories that illustrate how vital donors are to the transformation of healthcare for British Columbians. The incredible partnerships between leadership, staff, partners, donors, and volunteers at the Foundation, and across Vancouver Coastal Health, makes it possible for philanthropy to have the greatest possible impact.”

Fung had been recognized alongside 11 other Canadians for this international award and will be honoured at the 2018 AHP Annual International Conference October 17-20 in San Diego.

“Having worked with Nathania for several years across multiple organizations,” says Shirlyn Baskette, Associate VP, Philanthropic Programs and Donor Engagement, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. “I am inspired by her dedication to philanthropy, creative approach to donor engagement, and passion for telling the stories of the patients and donors we serve.”

To learn more about the Forty Under 40 program and each of this year’s recipients, visit

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) is an international professional organization dedicated exclusively to development professionals who encourage charity in health care organizations. AHP’s 4,500 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.

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health’s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. We partner with donors to drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH & UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services.