AHP 40 under 40 announcement

Priscilla Valencia Recognized by Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

WASHINGTON, D.C., (September 16, 2020) – Priscilla Valencia from the MLK Community Health Foundation has been included in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) 40 Under 40 list.

The 40 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.

“These honorees are part of a select group of health care philanthropy professionals who have demonstrated impressive career achievements, deep community involvement and the potential to be a leader in our profession for years to come,” said Alice Ayres, AHP president & CEO.

Priscilla Valencia

Priscilla joined the MLK Community Health Foundation in 2017. In her role as Director, Annual Giving, she develops and scales programs to grow the young health system’s donor base. Priscilla’s work includes innovative digital campaigns, staff and physician giving and all fundraising events, including the signature Dream Show. She’s a Los Angeles native with six years of professional nonprofit experience and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. 

“I have led teams of all sizes in my 40-year career and I can say with confidence that Priscilla Valencia is one of the most outstanding professionals I have encountered. She sets ambitious goals and exceeds them. She is balanced and inclusive in her leadership. She brings strength, tenacity and a love for philanthropy and its power to create change to all she does. Our field is lucky to have her,” said Dyan Sublett, president of the MLK Community Health Foundation. 

To learn more about the 40 Under 40 program and each of this year’s recipients, visit the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy's website here.

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.

The MLK Community Health Foundation (MLKCHF) is dedicated to raising and stewarding financial support for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital—which includes a hospital, clinics, medical group and community health programs in South Los Angeles. The hospital, founded in 2015, has already won national awards in patient safety, satisfaction and use of technology. The foundation unites community, civic and philanthropic leaders to invest in healthcare access and quality, compassionate care.