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Office of Foundation Relations

(Johns Hopkins University, Office of Foundation Relations, July 2018)


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 San Martin Center on the Homewood Campus.

Physical Address:
Johns Hopkins University
Office of Foundation Relations
San Martin Center – 1st Floor
3500 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Mailing Address:
Johns Hopkins University
Office of Foundation Relations
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Staff Listing:

Ann Koch, Senior Director
(410) 516-4605 |
Portfolio: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Sheridan Libraries & University Museums, and Strategic Oversight of Foundation Relations

Andrew Isaac, Director
(410) 516-2319 |
Portfolio: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Emerging Foundations Strategies

Laura Runyan, Senior Associate Director
(410) 516-8181 |
Portfolio: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, International Programs, School of Education, Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Center for Talented Youth

Amy Burdette, Associate Director
(410) 516-5215 |
Portfolio: Johns Hopkins Medicine Member and Affiliate Hospitals and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Lauren Ryan, Assistant Director
(410) 516-4781 |

Lyn Post, Administrative Coordinator
(410) 516-8181 | 

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    265 Garland Hall
    3400 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218

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