During his forty plus years in health care philanthropy, George has led philanthropy efforts for four health systems. In addition, he has consulted with health organizations across the country, and as far away as Hungary and the Philippines. In his cumulative career since 1972, he has raised over $400 million in support of not-for-profit organizations.

He is a Fellow in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

In 2007, he was presented with the highest individual honor in health care philanthropy, the Harold J. Seymour International Honors Award, in recognition of his distinguished leadership in association affairs and in appreciation for fostering and promoting exemplary standards of excellence for volunteerism and philanthropic support.

Before joining Accordant, George most recently completed a 14-year tenure as Vice President, Institutional Advancement, at Greenville Health System, a large, academic health system in the southeast where he led the system’s first integrated campaign. Physician-led, and grateful patient oriented, this transformational campaign was completed in four years, one year earlier than expected and raising $11 million over its $80 million campaign goal.

George has an extensive background in building a culture of philanthropy that meets institutional strategic goals, maximizes fund development and enhances solid relationships with prospects, donors and community partners. His areas of expertise include short and long term philanthropic strategy; physician giving and leadership in philanthropy; population and community health strategy and funding; CEO, CDO and major gift coaching in philanthropy; and restructuring programs for philanthropic success.

George has written extensively about strategic issues and opportunities in the healthcare philanthropy field. His work has been published by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, The Governance Institute, Modern Healthcare and Fund Raising Management. He also authored a chapter in the Not-for-Profit Handbook.

Beyond his servant leadership in healthcare philanthropy, George has served as a licensed facilitator with the Covey Leadership Center. He is also a Fellow of the American Hospital Association’s Health Research and Education Trust on Creating Healthier Communities, which addressed the design and implementation of projects to improve community health.

George earned a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) at the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi.