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Bill Littlejohn


Bill Littlejohn is one of the nation’s leading health care philanthropy professionals. With more than three decades of experience, Bill has led and directed philanthropic programs that have generated more than half a billion dollars. Bill joined Sharp HealthCare in 2002 as Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Sharp HealthCare Foundation. He oversees the entire philanthropic program for Sharp, San Diego’s largest health care provider. Under his leadership, Sharp has generated $350 million in philanthropy.

Bill has consulted with and facilitated board retreats, conferences, site visits and presentations for hundreds of hospitals and health systems across the US, Canada, France and Germany. During 10 years of providing fundraising counsel, Bill directed over 40 projects including capital campaigns, planning and feasibility studies, development audits and major gift programs.

Bill is a 1980 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He is a past Chair of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP); received the 2017 Si Seymour Award, AHP's highest recognition for professional development; received the 2015 Outstanding Leadership Award from the Southern California Association for Healthcare Development; is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and was named the 2018 AFP San Diego Outstanding Development Professional; and served as chair of 2014 AFP National Philanthropy Day in San Diego. Bill also served as Chair of the Board of Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach, California; served as Chair of the Board of the St. Paul’s Retirement Home Foundation in San Diego; and is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Paul’s Senior Services and Christian Youth Theater. He has spoken and written extensively on all aspects of fundraising.