Stephanie Young to lead Institutional Advancement at Baylor
Stephanie L. Young has been named Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Baylor College of Medicine. In this capacity, she also will assume the role of President of the Baylor Medical Foundation.
Young’s 25 year career includes advising family foundations on philanthropy and governance, building collaborative partnerships, marketing communications, stakeholder engagement and more than 20 years of direct experience in academic and hospital fundraising. She is the founder and president of SLY Consulting whose local, national and international clients include private foundations, biotech companies, philanthropists and global healthcare leaders. Prior to starting her own firm, she was with MD Anderson Cancer Center for 16 years, rising to the position of associate vice president for development.
“I’m excited to welcome Stephanie to Baylor College of Medicine. She has a strong record in fundraising and will bring her extensive experience in building meaningful relationships and strategic partnerships to the institution,” said Baylor President, CEO and Executive Dean Dr. Paul Klotman. “She will be an outstanding addition to the Baylor leadership team and will build on the successful fundraising initiatives created by our Institutional Advancement team.”
Young will assume the role at Baylor on July 6.
“I look forward to joining the Baylor community and having the opportunity to contribute to the organization’s vision of improving health through science, scholarship and innovation,” Young said. “I consider it a privilege and honor to lead the advancement team at one of the best and most highly regarded academic, medical and research institutions in the world.”
Earlier in her career, Young served as the Americas marketing communications manager at National Instruments in Austin and she worked in special events at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Young is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and later continued her education and executive development through the Harvard Management Pilot Program at MD Anderson and other advanced educational opportunities. As a recipient of the Rotary Club International Ambassadorial Scholar Program, Young completed a nine-month advanced study program at the University of Guadalajara and is fluent in Spanish. She is an active member in the Houston community, where she currently resides with her husband and two sons.