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Patty Hill-Callahan to Return to Mount as Vice President for Advancement

Donna Klinger

Following a nationwide search, Patty Hill-Callahan, C’87, a senior executive leader in development and alumni relations, will join Mount St. Mary’s University in July as vice president for advancement. She replaces Robert Brennan, C’85, who is leaving the university at the end of June after 12 years of devoted service in which he and his team raised more than $100 million, primarily aimed at initiatives supporting student success.

hill-callahan-p_230612-4887-2-in-text.jpgHill-Callahan comes to the university with more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive leader in advancement, including as vice president of medical and health sciences advancement at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and associate vice president for principal gifts at Johns Hopkins University. Most recently, she has worked as a fundraising consultant for the international consulting firm Grenzebach, Glier + Associates.

“I am confident Patty will be a great addition to the Cabinet and the senior leadership of the Mount,” said President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. “We are excited to welcome Patty back to her mountain home and work with her to advance the university and the success of our students.”

Hill-Callahan credits her educational experience in earning a Bachelor of Arts in history and fine arts at the Mount with leading her to a life of leadership and service. “When I stepped on campus as a high school senior deciding where to go to college, I knew instantly that Mount St. Mary’s was special and the place for me.  My faith and belief in giving back led me to a career in advancement and I am honored to return to the Mount to help realize the vision of Our Mission, Our Moment, Our Mount Campaign.”

Earlier in her career, Patricia was the associate chief development officer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, development director at the Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Heart and Vascular Institute, and development director at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown.

She has given back to her profession by serving on the faculty for the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising and as adjunct faculty for the Goucher College Fundraising Management Certification Program as well as giving presentations at CASE and Association of American Medical Colleges conferences and the Johns Hopkins University Development and Alumni Relations Training Program.

Hill-Callahan currently serves as chair of the Catholic Social Services Board of Directors. In addition to her undergraduate degree from the Mount, she has earned graduate certificates in the business of medicine from Johns Hopkins University and in fundraising management from Goucher College.

Donna Klinger