Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP
Founder & CEO
Betsy Taylor has become one of health care philanthropy’s most provocative thought leaders. She is an award-winning author, speaker and consultant drawing on more than 25 years’ experience in health care philanthropy including 17 years as chief philanthropy officer and foundation president in academic, community and children’s hospitals. Betsy specializes in leadership engagement and philanthropy strategy.
Betsy is the author or editor of multiple books including Healthcare Philanthropy: Advance Charitable Giving to Your Organization’s Mission (Health Administration Press), Boards and Philanthropy: Developing the Next-Curve Revenue Source for Health Care (American Hospital Association), Redefining Healthcare Philanthropy (Association for Healthcare Philanthropy), Advancing the CEO’s Role in Healthcare Philanthropy (American College of Healthcare Executives), Transforming Health Care Philanthropy (Association for Healthcare Philanthropy) and Systemization and Regionalization of Health Care Philanthropy (Association for Healthcare Philanthropy).
Her work has been featured in national trade publications for philanthropy and health care management including Healthcare Executive, Trustee, BoardRoom Press, Modern Healthcare, H&HN Daily, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, FierceHealthFinance, Healthcare Philanthropy Journal, Chief Executive Officer, Becker’s Hospital Review, Pediatric Focus, Health Facilities Management and more. She is also a frequent resource contributor to the American Hospital Association’s Trustee Services website.
In addition to leading Accordant, Betsy is a faculty member for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) where she educates CEOs and senior health care executives about positioning philanthropy as a key revenue resource for health care. She is also a presenter with the American Hospital Association’s Speakers Express and a frequent speaker at conferences for health care and philanthropy in both the U.S. and Europe. Betsy is the AHP 2021 Si Seymour Award recipient and serves on the invitation-only Forbes Councils for Nonprofits.
Betsy received a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York and an MBA from the University of Georgia. She holds the highest level of certification in health care philanthropy as a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP) as well as full professional membership in the National Speaker’s Association.