McCormack named associate vice president for Gift and Estate Planning

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Mary McCormack, a respected leader in health care and higher education fundraising, has been named associate vice president for Gift and Estate Planning at Augusta University, effective Feb.1.

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McCormack will be responsible for generating support from donors through gifts of real estate, charitable trusts, life income and other gifts of a complex nature, such as real estate and closely held securities. She will also manage a portfolio of philanthropic prospects, coordinate multi-disciplinary fundraising projects and serve as an institutional expert on planned giving vehicles and tax-wise philanthropy.

“Mary is a gifted and talented fundraising professional who is uniquely qualified to lead the gift and estate planning efforts at Augusta University,” said Deborah Vaughn, vice president for Development at Augusta University. “She will be responsible for creating and implementing a dynamic program that maximizes our fundraising potential. I am confident in her abilities and enthusiastic about the future under her inspired leadership in this area.”

McCormack brings more than two decades of experience in higher education and fundraising, combined with a background as a licensed broker and investment advisor. She most recently served as the senior director of development at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where she created a robust and sustainable Legacy Giving Program.

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to collaborate with the donors, alumni, faculty and staff of Augusta University to build a gift and estate planning program that will help each individual find their most meaningful way to support the colleges, schools, hospitals and programs that are closest to their hearts,” said McCormack.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, McCormack is a current board member of Georgia Association of Development Professionals under the Georgia Hospital Association and served two terms as a board member of the Georgia Planned Giving Council.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.

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