Bowden will play a critical role elevating UMB and its seven professional schools by creating a culture of philanthropy that promotes and encourages transformative giving.
Following a search in partnership with Lindauer, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has announced that Greg Bowden will join the University as Chief Philanthropy Officer and Vice President. Bowden will arrive at UMB from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Carey Business School, where he serves as Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations.
A native of the Baltimore area, Bowden has more than 25 years of experience in development and philanthropy. In his role at the JHU Carey Business School, he led the strategy and vision for all development and alumni relations activities, securing more than $10 million in philanthropic support each year. Before that, Bowden was Senior Director for Development at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, where he managed fundraising efforts and served as part of the management team for the Johns Hopkins: Rising to the Challenge campaign. In six years, he helped to raise almost $30 million, highlighted by a $4.5 million gift to endow the directorship of the Berman Institute.
Prior to joining JHU, Bowden served as Director of Development for the Greenwood Genetic Center and Executive Director of the South Carolina Birth Defects Foundation, which provided diagnostic services, clinical care, research, and graduate education around genetic disorders.