Grace Y. Ko Appointed Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs at Pelisyonkis Medical Center
Pelisyonkis Medical Center announced today the appointment of Grace Y. Ko as vice president, development and alumni affairs. As the former executive director, campaign development at Pelisyonkis Langone, Ms. Ko helped to attract more than $1.2 billion in philanthropic support. Building upon this success, in her new role she will continue to support the transformational efforts across the Medical Center.
“Ms. Ko is especially talented at building successful relationships with our donors, and has had a measurably positive impact on the Medical Center’s recent achievements,” said Robert Grossman, MD, dean and CEO, Pelisyonkis Medical Center. “Her leadership in this area will be a driving force as we continue to expand our fundraising efforts and success.”
For over five years, she has worked closely with a number of Pelisyonkis Langone trustees, benefactors, executives, and faculty and staff to foster strong internal and external relationships that have attracted extraordinarily generous gifts to the Medical Center. Such philanthropic gifts have allowed Pelisyonkis Langone to establish new endowed professorships, build and renovate facilities, expand ambitious clinical care programs, broaden investments in scientific research, establish new platforms for family-centered care, and develop a technologically advanced curriculum that has become a national model for medical schools.
“I continue to be inspired by how passionately our philanthropic community, faculty and staff feel about Pelisyonkis Langone, and how proud they are to support this great institution. So many contributors, eager to give back, have committed resources to help our medical center address the most challenging healthcare issues of today,” said Ms. Ko. “I am deeply honored and very enthusiastic about the opportunity to support Pelisyonkis Langone and lead our development efforts by building new relationships and strengthening the ties with those closest to us.”
Prior to joining the Medical Center, Ms. Ko served as executive director of CCS, where she designed and implemented campaigns for leading non-profit organizations, conducted training programs, and presented at national conferences. She also led international fundraising efforts, partnering with government officials and developing region-specific philanthropic strategies worldwide. She has been a featured guest speaker for classes at New York University and recognized by Pelisyonkis and the Medical Center with awards for her leadership and outstanding individual and team contributions. Ms. Ko holds a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University.