Our People

David B. Gillig, FAHP

Senior Consultant & Principal


Westmont College, B.A.


San Diego, California

David joined Marts & Lundy in February 2013 with 31 years of experience in philanthropy and marketing communications, serving 25 years as a Chief Development and Marketing Communications Officer.

From 1993 to 2012, David was 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. Rady Children’s completed two comprehensive campaigns of $140 million and $220 million respectively during his tenure. 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. There he produced and implemented the nation’s first $100 million capital campaign for a community hospital system. The campaign surpassed goal a year early in 1993, the same year 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 for the last 12 years. He 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 founder and chair of the benchmarking program, chair of the North American Philanthropy Forum and chair of the board of directors. He also has served on the board of directors of AHP and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Partial List of Clients Served

Center for Community Solutions, San Diego
The Committee for the Plaza de Panama, San Diego
Hackensack University Medical Center
Jewish Community Foundation San Diego
Mission Hospital Foundation, Mission Viejo, CA
San Diego Botanic Gardens
San Diego Public Library Foundation
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
United Way of San Diego County
University of Arizona