Meet the Gift Planning Team

Our gift planning staff work with donors and professional advisors every day to help craft gift plans that meet the donor’s philanthropic and financial goals. If you are interested in making a planned gift to the University of Maryland, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have already remembered the university in your estate plans, please complete the form below so that we may welcome you as a member of the Founders Legacy Circle.

Feel free to contact any of us directly or use our Quick Contact Form. We look forward to hearing from you.


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E. John McKee
Executive Director of Gift Planning/Senior Gift Planner
(301) 405-0320
jmckee@umd.edu

John directs the Office of Gift Planning and works with individual donors. He received a bachelor’s degree from Yale and a master’s degree from University of Delaware and joined the UMD Office of Gift Planning in December 2001.

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Patricia G. Wang
Director of Gift Planning and Estate Administration
(301) 405-7764
pwang1@umd.edu

Patty manages bequest administration for all planned gifts benefiting university programs and has been with the University of Maryland since 1986. She has previously served as president of the National Capital Gift Planning Council, the Washington, D.C. regional council of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. She received a bachelor’s degree from the California State University Los Angeles.

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Vikki Ismael
Director of Gift Planning
(301) 405-4963
vismael@umd.edu

Vikki joined the Office of Gift Planning team in February 2017, bringing 25 years of development experience to the University of Maryland. As a front-line fundraiser, she engages alumni and friends to include the University in their estate plans, working collaboratively with development officers campus wide. She is also a board member of the National Capital Gift Planning Council. A native New Yorker, Vikki received a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is a Certified Gift Planning Officer.

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Beth Winson
Manager, External Relations
(301) 405-5356
bwinson@umd.edu

Beth joined the Office of Gift Planning in January 2017 and manages the team's marketing, communications, and stewardship programs. She received a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and a master's degree from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.

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Yvonne C. S. Hollis
Program Management Specialist
(301) 405-0397
yhollis@umd.edu

Yvonne manages the business affairs of the Office of Gift Planning. She joined the university in 2013 with more than 20 years of administrative experience.



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