Donna Richardson | Sheppard Pratt

Sheppard Pratt Health System names Donna Richardson Vice President and Chief Development Officer. (PRNewsfoto/Sheppard Pratt Health System)

Donna Richardson, MBA has been named vice president and chief development officer with Sheppard Pratt Health System, a Baltimore-based nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, special education and social services.

She will direct development for Sheppard Pratt, providing strategic leadership to support the organization’s mission. Richardson will also leverage philanthropy to enhance Sheppard Pratt’s capacity to innovate care.

Richardson brings to the position more than 20 years of experience leading development for high-profile health care organizations. Most recently, she was senior vice president of major and principal gifts for the Stanford-affiliated Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in Palo Alto, California. In this position, she secured the largest individual donation in the foundation’s history. Prior to joining the Packard Foundation, Richardson served as associate vice president of development for Harvard-affiliated Children’s Hospital Boston. She has also been senior major gifts officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Richardson earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Boston College and a master’s degree in business from Bentley College.

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