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Office of Foundation Relations

(Johns Hopkins University, Office of Foundation Relations, November 2023)

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.

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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
(667) 306-8954 | [email protected]
Portfolio: University Leadership, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (humanities disciplines), SNF Agora Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Peabody Institute, Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Sheridan Libraries & University Museums

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

Laura Runyan, Senior Associate Director
(667) 306-8957 | [email protected]
Portfolio: Whiting School of Engineering, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (science disciplines), Bloomberg School of Public Health, and International Programs

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

Lauren Ryan, Associate Director
(667) 306-8955 | [email protected]
Management of limited submission competitions program, stewardship services, and stakeholder engagement

Lyn Post, Administrative Coordinator
(667) 306-9100 | [email protected] 
Administrative support for the Foundation Relations team

Drew Hauber, Sr. Development Coordinator
(667) 306-8953 | [email protected]
Assists with data reporting, research, and other administrative functions for the Foundation Relations team.

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    265 Garland Hall
    3400 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218

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