Originally Released: September, 1998
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The University of Maryland Medical System has named Theodore R. Hart, CFRE, as executive director of philanthropy and chief development officer. He will lead a team that will manage all fund raising and development activities for the medical system.
"We are very pleased that Ted has joined the staff of the University of Maryland Medical System. Ted's background of fund-raising know-how and strong donor relations will be invaluable as we develop strategies to broaden our base of support in the community," said Morton I. Rapoport, M.D., president and chief executive officer.
Hart will be responsible for implementing a fund raising approach focused on donors, supporting the University of Maryland Medical System's long-range plan and creating a sustainable approach to long-term philanthropic support.
Hart comes from the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was chief development officer since 1994. There, he recruited, trained and managed a staff of professionals that successfully increased fund raising from $186,000 to more than $4 million in four years and increased the number of contributors from 700 to more than 7,000.
From 1989-1994,. Hart served as vice president and chief development officer for Lakeside Health System, Inc. outside Rochester, N.Y., where he had a dual appointment as executive director of the Lakeside Foundation, Inc.
Hart is certified as a fund-raising executive by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives and has been certified by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.
In 1999, he will become president of the board of directors of the Maryland chapter of the NSFRE.
Hart is a resident of Columbia.
The University of Maryland Medical System is a private not for profit hospital system with 747 licensed beds at its downtown campus, which provides a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services to more than 225,000 patients a year. Components of the Medical System include University Hospital, the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, Maryland's Hospital for Children, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University Postacute Services and Kernan and Deaton Hospitals.
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