Jessica Hales named to AHP 40 Under 40 List

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Jessica Hales, President of the TidalHealth Foundation, has been named to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) 2023 40 Under 40 List.

The AHP 40 Under 40 program is designed to recognize leaders within the healthcare philanthropy community. The AHP honors these 40 young professionals under the age of 40 because they are shaping the future of the healthcare industry, one campaign at a time.

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

Hales started her philanthropic work with Atlantic General Hospital in 2009, where she worked closely with the development department and enjoyed the fulfillment of watching others give to something they were passionate about. After working careers that included national nonprofit and higher education work, she returned to healthcare in May 2022 as President of the TidalHealth Foundation. Her roles, scope, and influence have continued to evolve to serve the communities in Maryland and Delaware.

“Connecting donors with their passion has always been something that I enjoy,” said Hales. “The possibilities to do that in healthcare are endless: legacy gifts, grateful family gifts, designated gifts for service lines or equipment, endowments, gifts in honor of a provider that made a difference, and the most impactful to me, ‘in memory of’ gifts. These meaningful investment opportunities help transform care for our patients and preserve access to healthcare in the communities we serve for generations to come.”

Please join us in congratulating Hales on this prestigious honor. To learn more about the TidalHealth Foundation and ways to give, visit

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