Howard County’s community foundation, The Columbia Foundation, has named Beverly White-Seals president and CEO.
Prior to joining The Columbia Foundation, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, White-Seals was the director of workforce diversity for the Johns Hopkins Health System. Previously, she was assistant general counsel for General Growth Properties and was of counsel with Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz. In addition, she served as senior assistant general counsel for The Rouse Company and staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor.
“Beverly White-Seals’ proven leadership abilities, along with the board of trustees, will propel The Columbia Foundation to double in size, allowing us to better serve the arts, children and families in Howard County,” said Earl Armiger, chair of The Columbia Foundation’s board of trustees. “Whether spearheading powerful campaigns or raising millions of dollars, Beverly has changed Howard County for the better, and her position with The Columbia Foundation will give her and the board the best platform to continue that work.”
“The foundation will need to develop new strategic alliances that serve as a bridge between community-based nonprofits and larger organizations,” said White-Seals, “to ensure that the needs of the increasingly diverse Howard County community are met.”
Her community service includes co-chairing Howard County General Hospital’s capital campaign, which raised $30 million toward the hospital’s expansion and renovation, as well as chairing the Johns Hopkins Health System Community Needs Assessment Council. White-Seals is a trustee and past board chair for Howard County General Hospital, founder and co-chair of the hospital’s Community Relations Council and trustee for the Heifetz International Music Institute.
Among her honors, White-Seals was inducted into the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame and received a citation from Sen. Barbara Mikulski for her efforts on behalf of the state of Maryland. She also received the Governor’s Award for her efforts on behalf of residents of Howard County.
White-Seals earned her Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University..