Grace Y. Ko, vice president for development and alumni affairs, is responsible for raising philanthropic support to enable the exceptional patient care, groundbreaking research, and innovative medical education for which NYU Langone Medical Center is known. In addition, Ms. Ko oversees alumni affairs on behalf of the NYU School of Medicine.
Previously, Ms. Ko served as the executive director of campaign development. She worked closely with the trustees, executive leadership, physicians, and staff to help the department raise more than $1.2 billion. Ms. Ko had the privilege of working in close partnership with a number of benefactors who have made extraordinarily generous gifts, and has led initiatives to build both internal and external relationships among faculty, the donor community, and volunteers. Ms. Ko has applied strategy and business acumen to recruit new leaders to serve on NYU Langone's advisory boards, realign campaign forecasts with strategic goals, and develop high-level campaign materials. She has recruited and managed numerous teams and was a key strategist in building the department’s infrastructure.
Prior to joining NYU Langone, Ms. Ko served as executive director of CCS, where she designed and launched campaigns for leading non-profit organizations, conducted training programs, and presented at national conferences. She also led international fundraising efforts, where she partnered with government officials and developed region-specific fundraising strategies worldwide.
Ms. Ko has been a featured guest speaker for classes at New York University and recognized with awards by New York University and NYU Langone for her leadership and outstanding individual and team contributions. She holds a bachelor of arts from Barnard College of Columbia University.