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Christopher J. McCabe to Lead the Howard Hospital Foundation

For Immediate Release                             
Contact: Valry Fetrow

Christopher J. McCabe has accepted the position of Vice President of Development for the Howard Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Howard County General Hospital (HCGH): A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.  In this role, McCabe will have full responsibilities for staff and activities of the Howard Hospital Foundation, while leading the Foundation’s capital campaign to raise $30 million in support of the hospital’s Campus Development Plan, the largest expansion and renovation in the history of HCGH.

A resident of Howard County for 26 years, McCabe’s diverse professional experiences include senior positions in the private and non-profit sectors, and legislative and executive posts in government at the state and federal levels.

“Chris’ professional background has equipped him well for leading the Foundation,” said Victor A. Broccolino, President and CEO of HCGH. “His public service, leadership, and development experiences are the perfect mix for this key position.”  Howard Hospital Foundation Board Chair Evelyn T. Bolduc added, “We are pleased to have found such a strong, effective staff leader. This is critical to the success of the Campus Development Plan Capital Campaign and to the overall growth of the Foundation.” 

McCabe enjoyed a successful fourteen-year career as a major gifts development officer for the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, where he helped raise charitable funds for both the hospital and the School of Medicine. During this time, he was also elected to the Maryland Senate in January 1991, representing Howard and Montgomery counties and making his mark as the legislature’s expert on adoption and foster care reform during his 11 years in office.

In the aftermath of September 11, McCabe resigned from elected office to accept a federal appointment as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With the election of Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., in January 2003, McCabe returned to state government as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources.

McCabe has received numerous public services awards, including the Social Services Administration Adoption Visionary Award and the Christian Life Award from the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council. He served on the Governor’s Executive Council, chaired the Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness and joined colleagues on numerous interagency committees.

McCabe is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is married to Deidre Nerreau McCabe, a writer and public relations professional, and resides in Ellicott City with their four children, all of whom were born at Howard County General Hospital.