Mary L. Braunwarth
Senior Director of Development, Scripps Health Foundation, San Diego, California

Mary Braunwarth, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has lived and worked in several cities across the United States and Europe.  For the past twenty five years, she has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors in a variety of fundraising, marketing, sponsorship, management, and public relations capacities.Her primary focus throughout her career has been on the creation of new revenue opportunities through philanthropy and innovative public/private partnerships.

For nearly eight years, Mary has worked as a Senior Director of Development for Scripps Health Foundation raising philanthropic support for various healthcare programs, services and facilities.  For five years, Mary served as the Campaign Director for Scripps Mercy Hospital’s $50 million capital campaign, which has raised over $35 million to date to support Mercy’s critical care facilities including the recently opened – Conrad Prebys Emergency Department and Trauma Center.  For the past two and a half years, Mary has taken on the leadership of Scripps Campaign for Cardiovascular Care.  This $180 million capital campaign will help fund the $456 million Prebys Cardiovascular Institute and the new Scripps Clinic La Jolla Medical Building.  These new facilities will house numerous programs for Scripps Health including the combined cardiovascular services of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital.  It will also operate in collaboration with Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, Scripps Translational Science Institute and Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.  To date, the campaign has raised over $110 million, including the lead gift of $45 million from Mr. Prebys.

Prior to her healthcare philanthropy work, Mary served as the Director of Development for the City of San Diego.  She created San Diego’s Corporate Partnership Program which raised over $20 million in new revenue for the City and has become the leader in municipal marketing in the United States.  Prior to her work in San Diego, Mary worked for the City of Los Angeles as a Director of Development for the Recreation and Parks Department where she raised over $8 million for new programs and facilities.

Mary attended the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota and California State University-Long Beach and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration.  She has received numerous educational and civic honors including the Jacob Javits Award for International Development and Cooperation, Graduate Dean’s List, Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration and Phi Kappa Phi.