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University of Maryland Medicine Philanthropy Appoints Heather S. Culp, JD, as new Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Lindauer was proud to partner with the University of Maryland Medicine Philanthropy in the search for its new Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer. Congratulations to Heather S. Culp, JD, on her appointment.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) jointly announced that senior advancement leader Heather S. Culp, JD, has been named as the new Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer for both institutions.

Culp brings more than 15 years of experience managing philanthropy teams and leading comprehensive fundraising campaigns for academic institutions. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of Development for The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, leading all aspects of fundraising for the Department of Neurology and Brain Sciences.

“Heather is highly accomplished and well respected in her field,” said Bert W. O’Malley, MD, President and CEO of UMMC. “Her proven ability to lead impactful campaigns and cultivate donor relationships across all levels of giving makes her the right person for this vital role. Every day, we see the power of philanthropy. I look forward to working with Heather to develop meaningful and lasting connections to our mission to advance discovery and patient-centered care.”

In her new leadership role, Culp will provide overarching strategic guidance and vision for the fundraising efforts of UMMC Downtown and Midtown campuses, UMSOM, and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute building on their shared commitment to accelerate the pace of discovery and improving the delivery of patient-centered care for communities across Baltimore, the state and the region. Culp will also become part of a team of experienced and dynamic development leaders supporting philanthropic activity across the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and its member organizations.

As Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer, Culp will represent both UMMC and UMSOM philanthropy efforts, strengthening partnership and alignment across both organizations. In addition, she will oversee advancement teams at UMMC and UMSOM, enabling them to work more seamlessly together to tailor opportunities for transformative giving and ensure the full impact on education, patient care, research, and healthcare facilities.

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