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Maria Darby | Keswick

darby-maria-keswickMaria Darby has been named vice president for communications and external relations with Keswick Multi-Care Center.

Darby will be responsible for overseeing enterprise wide internal and external communications, public relations, marketing, fund development, donor relations and volunteer service.

As Keswick’s previous director of development and external relations, she has been responsible for implementing strategic communications programs that advance Keswick’s mission and visibility, from increasing brand recognition and community engagement to managing philanthropic activities and long-term operational plans.

With more than 25 years of experience, Darby has a positive track record of serving the nonprofit community. In addition to having raised millions of dollars for a wide range of organizations, she has directed capital campaigns, developed a multitude of philanthropic partnerships, managed hundreds of grants and grant-reporting processes, led grassroots advocacy efforts and managed government relations efforts at the local and state level, and developed continual media and community partnerships in Maryland.

Darby is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter and serves on the board of directors for the Govanstowne Business Association. Further, she is a committee member of the York Corridor Collective, where she is tasked with examining and making recommendations for economic development in the Govanstowne business district.

Darby is also a member of Councilman Bill Henry’s 4th District Community Advisory Commission, board member for the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and has been a member of the Junior League of Baltimore for more than 25 years in different leadership positions.

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