Princeton HealthCare System Thankful for Grateful Patient Program

By May 28, 2014March 15th, 2017News & Events

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Looking back at its Design for Healing Campaign


Princeton HealthCare System’s recently completed the Design for Healing Campaign. It concluded with $171.3 million raised. The campaign helped fund a new 630,000-square-foot facility with 231 single patient rooms, replacing a 93-year-old hospital in Princeton. Graham-Pelton provided campaign planning and management services to the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation including spearheading the Grateful Patient Program for the facility.

The grateful patient program was successful for the campaign, as it facilitated doctors inviting targeted groups of donors to get a firsthand look at the hospital. In addition, donors were invited to participate in centers for care events, and could talk with medical staff directly. Some highlights from the campaign include:


  • Gifts passed both the original 2008 goal of $115 million, and the subsequent $150 million goal announced in 2010
  • 417 physicians and their practices gave over $5.6 million to the campaign
  • 983 corporations and foundations gave in excess of $34 million
  • 97 individuals/families donated more than $100,000 each
  • 38 percent of PHCS employees gave to the hospital building campaign


All Services

Fundraising Strategy

  • Annual giving
  • Planned giving
  • Principal and major gifts
  • Risk assessment


  • Planning studies
  • Campaign strategy and counsel
  • Campaign assessments and audits
  • Communications
  • Coaching

Attraction and Retention

  • Donor relations
  • Alumni relations
  • Grateful patient programs
  • International scoping
  • Member relations

Organizational Effectiveness

  • Operational assessments
  • Talent assessments and development
  • Training and engagement
  • Interim staffing

Business Intelligence

  • Prospect profiling
  • Database optimization
  • Wealth screening and analysis
  • Fundraising metrics


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