Our Hospital, Our StoriesFoundation Vice President Receives International Recognition by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

Posted on: Aug 04, 2023

Congratulations to our own Morrel Wax (vice president, fund development and stakeholder engagement) on being one of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy's Top 40 Under 40.

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is excited to share that Morrel Wax, vice president of fund development and stakeholder engagement, has received a prestigious honour. Morrel has been named one of this year's Top 40 Under 40 honourees by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).

The AHP is an international professional organization dedicated exclusively to development professionals who encourage charity in healthcare organizations. The 40 Under 40 program is designed to recognize future leaders within the healthcare philanthropy community. Out of the hundreds of people nominated globally each year, the AHP honours 40 young professionals for the way they are shaping the future of the healthcare development industry. Collectively, they are changing the world—one campaign at a time. And the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is proud that Morrel has been honoured as one of those helping to change the world.

"Being able to advocate for our patients—and especially the many diverse and resilient populations served by our hospital—is hugely important to me and so many here at our foundation and in our community. I love contributing to that collective voice, amplifying the message that equity in healthcare is a right for all.” – Morrel Wax

His many notable achievements during his four years at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation include managing a team that has raised $22 million since 2019, posting consistent year-over-year revenue increases. He created and led Operation Frontline Impact, a program involving 39 hospital foundations that raised $7 million for 40,000 frontline healthcare workers during COVID, in partnership with the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team. Morrel also led the Indigenous Cultural Partnership to incorporate Indigenous approaches with western medicine approaches, raising $1.3 million for the program.

Click here to read more about how Morrel was selected for the AHP honour.

Morrel now joins Lindsay Robertson, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation's vice president, communications, marketing and brand as an AHP Top 40 Under 40 recipient. Lindsay was recognized in 2019.

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is proud of our incredible team and their commitment to improving healthcare for every person who walks through our hospital’s doors to seek care. We extend our congratulations to all the deserving AHP Top 40 Under 40 honourees from our community and beyond!