Guthrie Resource Development Manager Named 2021 Apra Professional of the Year

June 25, 2021

Jennifer Warner, Manager of Resource Development at The Guthrie Clinic, was recently named a 2021 Apra Professional of the Year. Jennifer is responsible for database management, research, reporting and financial operations within Guthrie’s Resource Development Department.

“I was surprised and honored to receive this award,” Jennifer said. She added, “It has been a tough year in health care and while so many things have changed, some things remain the same: Small teams can still accomplish big things, quality teams are at the heart of every program’s success, and data driven strategy wins.”

The 2021 Apra Awards recognize achievements in the field of prospect development, volunteer service and mentorship of others. Winners are peer-nominated and chosen by a committee of Apra members.

Mary Ann Dougherty, Guthrie Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Marketing, said, “Jennifer’s leadership in providing a data driven approach to philanthropy at Guthrie has resulted in a more sophisticated program, attracting a greater number of donors and contributions to the organization. While much of Jennifer’s work is done behind the scenes, Guthrie’s first comprehensive campaign, Forward Together, will come to a successful close at the end of this month, resulting in more than 10,000 gifts received and $15 million dollars raised, thanks in large part to Jennifer’s good work.”

The funds raised during the Forward Together campaign have helped Guthrie extend its network and services through the addition of a number of new facilities. This growth allows Guthrie to provide needed care to more patients, close to home. For more information, visit

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About Guthrie:
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of four hospitals, including Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with a campus in Towanda, Pa., Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, N.Y., Guthrie Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa., and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in Cortland, N.Y., along with a research institute and home care/hospice. Guthrie’s multi-specialty group practice of more than 365 physicians and 300 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations and provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

About Apra:
Apra is committed to serving, representing and advancing the professionals and practices that enable the philanthropic success of institutions that rely on fundraising for achieving their missions. Our members are the professionals who drive their institutions' philanthropic missions through work in prospect development and prospect research, data analytics and data management, annual giving, advancement, special gifts and more. You can’t sum that up in four little letters. We foster a collaborative environment for sharing and discussion, while leading the development, dissemination and advancement of best practices, resources, thinking and trends.