William J. Brown has been named Vice President, Philanthropy, for UM Shore Regional Health, succeeding F. Graham Lee, who recently retired.
Brown joins UM SRH after four years as Senior Director of Philanthropy at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in Washington, DC. In that capacity, he led a fundraising team that generated over $12.5 million in annual giving support in a five-year period and increased major/planned giving levels by 75 percent.
Prior to his post with PCRM, Brown held executive-level positions in fundraising for several charitable, educational and health care organizations. In the health care arena, these include University Community Hospital Foundation, Inc., the fundraising arm of the five-hospital health care system in Tampa, Florida; Asbury Foundation, Inc., in Gaithersburg; Hospice Foundation of Lake and Sumter, Inc., in Tavares, Florida; Leesburg Regional Medical Center Foundation in Leesburg, Florida; and Lexington Medical Center Foundation in Columbia, South Carolina.
Brown’s significant career achievements include managing capital campaigns that successfully raised more than $20 million, creating corporate/foundation partnership programs to increase event revenues, and designing award-winning major/planned giving programs.
Brown earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and his Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
“We are indeed fortunate to have Billy Brown taking the reins of our Memorial Hospital Foundation,” said Ken Kozel, President and Chief Executive Officer, UM Shore Regional Health. “In the course of his 35-year career in philanthropy, he has led fundraising teams at multiple organizations in successfully securing more than $750 million total in financial support. As we look forward to the next phase in the advancement of UM Shore Regional Health, Billy’s considerable talent, expertise and energy will be a valuable asset.”
About University of Maryland Shore Regional Health
As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,200 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland, bringing innovation, discovery and research to the care we provide and educating the state’s future physician and health care professionals through our partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore professional schools (Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry) in Baltimore. As one of the largest private employers in the State, the health system’s more than 29,500 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations, including 13 hospitals and 9 University of Maryland Urgent Care centers. The UMMS flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore, is recognized regionally and nationally for excellence and innovation in specialized care. Our acute care and specialty rehabilitation hospitals serve urban, suburban and rural communities and are located in 13 counties across the State. For more information, visit www.umms.org.