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November 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 5




Palm Healthcare Foundation’s Vice President of Grants and Community Investments Named a 2018 Terrance Keenan Institute Fellow

Abigail Goodwin, vice president of grants and community investments at Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc., Palm Beach County’s community foundation for health with a mission to improve health through community collaboration, has been honored with a fellowship from the Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy.  A project of the national Grantmakers in Health (GIH), the Institute awarded a total of 17 outstanding individuals into this year’s class.
Fellows will gather at a retreat in Washington, D.C., on October 10-11, 2018 to network with other fellows, participate in leadership development sessions and connect with seasoned leaders from the field of health philanthropy, many of whom are past fellows. The criteria for becoming a fellow was based on a number of factors including creativity, critical thinking, innovation, leadership skills and contributions to their respective foundations. 
Each eligible organization is able to nominate a single individual, chosen by the CEO. “Abigail was a standout employee for this nomination,” said Patrick J. McNamara, president and CEO of the Palm Healthcare Foundation. “We’ve seen the outstanding work she’s done in leading our grantmaking and community efforts. We’re excited to see how she will take the connections and knowledge she garners through this fellowship at the national level to improve the health and well-being of Palm Beach County residents.”
Topics at the opening retreat will reflect key themes from Terrance Keenan’s work and writings such as leadership, innovation, taking risks, and the creative deployment of resources available to grantmakers. Terrance Keenan (1924-2009) had a profound impact on the field of health philanthropy, as well as on generations of individuals who have been inspired by his wisdom and values. 
“I feel humbled and grateful to be named one of this year’s fellows,” Goodwin said. “This is an extraordianry opportunity for me to grow in the field of healthcare philanthropy.”
About Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. 
Palm Healthcare Foundation is Palm Beach County’s community foundation for health. With the support of donors and a focus on results, the foundation builds strong community partnerships, respects diverse opinions, advocates for its most vulnerable neighbors and inspires innovative solutions to lead change for better health now and for generations to come.  Palm Healthcare Foundation has invested $75 million dollars in Palm Beach County health since 2001. For more information about Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc., visit or call (561) 833-6333.
About Grantmakers In Health
Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is an educational organization serving the trustees and staff of foundations and corporate giving programs. It is dedicated to helping grantmakers improve the health of all people. Through programs, publications, professional counsel, and other offerings, GIH works to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others and to help build the grantmaking community’s knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. GIH is a nationally recognized resource on and for health philanthropy, supported by nearly 250 funders annually. For more information on the institute, contact Kate Treanor, Senior Program Director, at or call 202.452.8331.
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