Laura K. Wortman Named Vice President for Development at UMMS Foundation

For immediate release: April 24, 2013


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Laura K. Wortman

Laura K. Wortman

Laura K. Wortman has been appointed vice president for development at the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation (UMMSF). Wortman will have leadership responsibility for the central development operations of UMMSF, which generates private financial contributions for the University of Maryland Medical Center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center and the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. UMMSF also provides strategic support to the philanthropic efforts of other System hospitals.

"Laura's experience in fundraising, special events and donor relations will be a tremendous asset as we implement our fundraising model to support the Medical System's acclaimed patient care," says Janice J. Eisele, UMMSF senior vice president for development. "Her organizational skills and dedication to excellence will ensure successful stewardship of our generous donors and growth of our donor base."

In this position, which is new for the Foundation, Wortman will be responsible for prospect identification and donor relations communications, gift and endowment planning, and annual and special giving. She comes to the Medical System from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she directed the alumni relations, major gift and stewardship programs. From 2004-2011, she served in various development capacities at Temple University School of Medicine.

The UMMS Foundation raises charitable funds to safeguard the future of health care excellence for the University of Maryland Medical System. Through the development of charitable support, the UMMS Foundation helps UMMS remain a leading integrated health care delivery system. Established in March 2000, the Foundation is the central structure for fundraising, stewardship and endowment management.

The University of Maryland Medical System is a 12-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond. UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the nation's largest kidney transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily. UMMS has more than 21,500 employees, approximately 2,300 licensed beds, about 120,000 annual patient admissions and gross patient revenues of $2.8 billion. Additionally, the Medical System generates nearly $4.4 billion in economic activity in Maryland. For more information, visit