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Office of Foundation Relations

(Johns Hopkins University, Office of Foundation Relations, November 2021)

The Johns Hopkins University Central Office of Foundation Relations, part of the institution’s Development and Alumni Relations organization, manages relationships between the university and private philanthropic foundations. We monitor programs and priorities of major national foundations and key Baltimore-area foundations to identify changes in direction and new initiatives of interest to Johns Hopkins. Our purpose is to maximize foundation funding revenues to advance JHU’s groundbreaking research, teaching, and outreach activities by ensuring that each University contact with a foundation is strategic and optimized.

Ultimately, our goal is to build, enhance, and sustain relationships with a broad range of local, national, and international foundations to promote shared goals and objectives.

The Foundation Relations team works closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research in preparing announcements for limited submission competitions, providing editorial and strategic advice to faculty on their submissions, and/or preparing institutional letters of endorsement. Foundation Relations officers are assigned portfolios that include specific divisions across the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine (see below), and are available to work closely with faculty and staff to determine the best approach to each funding opportunity.

Foundation Relations FY22 Highlights

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The Office of Foundation Relations is located in the North Building on the Mt. Washington Campus.

Mailing Address:
Johns Hopkins University
Office of Foundation Relations
6225 Smith Avenue
Suite 100-B
Baltimore, MD 21209

Staff Listing:

Ann Koch, Executive Director
(410) 516-4605 |
Portfolio: University Leadership, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (humanities disciplines), SNF Agora Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Peabody Institute, and Sheridan Libraries & University Museums

Andrew Isaac, Director
(410) 516-2319 |
Portfolio: Johns Hopkins Medicine and “emerging foundations” strategies

Laura Runyan, Senior Associate Director
(410) 516-8181 |
Portfolio: Whiting School of Engineering, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (science disciplines), Bloomberg School of Public Health, Berman Institute of Bioethics, and International Programs

Amy Burdette, Associate Director
(410) 516-5215 |
Portfolio: Johns Hopkins Medicine partner hospitals (All Children’s, Sibley Memorial, Suburban, and Howard County General) and select departments, School of Nursing, School of Education, Carey Business School, Center for Talented Youth, and HEAT Corps

Lauren Ryan, Associate Director
Management of limited submission competitions program, stewardship services, and stakeholder engagement
(410) 516-4781 |

Lyn Post, Administrative Coordinator
Administrative support for the Foundation Relations team
(410) 516-8181 | 

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