David B. Gillig, FAHP

David B. Gillig, FAHP

Senior Consultant & Principal


San Diego, California


Westmont College, B.A.

David joined Marts & Lundy in February 2013 with 31 years of experience in philanthropy and marketing communications.

For nearly 20 years David served as Senior Vice President & Foundation Executive Director at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego with leadership responsibilities for philanthropy, volunteer services and hospital-wide marketing communications. In 2006, he led efforts to secure what was then the second largest gift to a children’s hospital in history — $60 million — which resulted in the naming of the hospital for the Rady family.

Prior to his tenure at Rady Children’s, David served as Vice President of Development for Scripps Memorial Hospitals in La Jolla, California. In 1993 he became Senior Vice President of the newly formed Scripps Foundation for Medicine & Science, the philanthropic arm of Scripps Clinic, Scripps Memorial Hospitals and The Scripps Research Institute.

David became a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP) in 1991. Since 1999 he has served on the faculty of the AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy at the University of Wisconsin and as Dean of Fundraising Management. David was one of the early leaders of the Woodmark Group, a consortium of North America’s leading children’s hospitals, for which he served as chair of the board of directors. He also served on the board of directors of AHP and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In January 2016 David was elected to Marts & Lundy’s Board of Directors, and in October 2016, AHP presented David with its highest honor: the Si Seymour Award. David began his role as the leader of the Marts & Lundy’s health sciences practice in January 2017.

  • Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ
  • The Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara
  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Irvine, CA
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Cottage Health System, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Indiana University Health
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Jewish Community Foundation San Diego
  • Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Palo Alto, CA
  • Martin Health Foundation, Stuart, FL
  • Mission Hospital Foundation, Mission Viejo, CA
  • New Children’s Museum – San Diego
  • San Diego Botanic Gardens
  • San Diego Public Library Foundation
  • Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Sharp Healthcare Foundation
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Trinity Christian Academy
  • United Way of San Diego County
  • University of Arizona Health Sciences
  • University of California, Davis Health Sciences
  • University of California, Irvine Health Sciences
  • University of Rochester Medical Center