Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center (LHAAMC) has appointed Elizabeth Gross as the next vice president of the LHAAMC Foundation. In this role, Gross and her team will raise important funds to support LHAAMC, Pathways, J. Kent McNew Family Medical Center and the community.
Gross has been with the LHAAMC Foundation since 2014 and became interim vice president in October 2022. Previously, she served as the foundation’s director of advancement services and major giving officer. She has been instrumental in raising millions of dollars to build the J. Kent McNew Family Medical Center mental health facility in Annapolis, launch the hospital’s cardiac surgery program in 2020 and support life-saving cancer care. From leading the foundation’s operations to organizing the popular fundraiser Denim & Diamonds, Gross has demonstrated passion and enthusiasm to positively impact LHAAMC’s patients and community.
“After conducting a nationwide search and reviewing dozens of talented applicants, it became clear Elizabeth was the right choice to lead our foundation,” said Sherry Perkins, president of LHAAMC. “With deep business knowledge of philanthropy and the ability to tell the story of our patient-centered care, Elizabeth brings a unique blend of experience, innovation, technology, commitment and community engagement. We are confident that under Elizabeth’s ongoing leadership, the foundation will continue to excel.”
Gross has worked in development for 15 years, previously serving roles at the United States Naval Academy Foundation and the Radcliffe Creek School in Chestertown, Maryland.
“I am truly honored and humbled to be given this opportunity,” Gross said. “With the support of this incredible team, I look forward to building upon the countless community partnerships that have sustained and elevated LHAAMC throughout our 120-year history.”
Gross is a graduate of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) resident program and serves nationally on the AHP Standards Committee. As a 2019 Leadership Anne Arundel (LAA) graduate, she also serves on the LAA Health and Human Services Day Committee. Gross holds a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications and public affairs from Southern Methodist University and became a Certified Fund Raising Executive in 2016.
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