Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni RelationsPhone: (410) 706-7217
As Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations, Heather Foss heads fundraising and alumni efforts at Maryland Carey Law, from developing donor strategy and working closely with the University of Maryland, Baltimore Foundation, to oversight of various programs including major gifts, annual giving, alumni relations and donor stewardship. She is responsible for productive collaboration with other departments at the law school and strives to develop a culture of philanthropy among its 10,000+ alumni.
Heather began her career in various development and alumni relations roles at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and Ohio University, her alma mater. Before joining Maryland Carey Law, she was the director of development for University Libraries at the University of Maryland, College Park. Because of her previous law school experience, Heather has a deep appreciation of the legal profession and the great responsibility legal educators provide in preparing future generations of lawyers, advocates, change makers and reformers. While not originally from Maryland, Heather has learned to love crab cakes and has a passion for the unique role this state holds in our nation.