Mary B. Kozik

Director of Advancement & Public Affairs

Mary Kozik brings 25 years of non-profit executive leadership experience.  Her 20 years of fundraising experience have allowed her to effectively manage comprehensive development programs involving capital campaigns, major gifts/planned giving campaigns, corporate and foundation development, annual campaigns, special events, marketing, public relations and media relations, strategic planning and board development.  Mary has a proven history in building strong operational infrastructures and teams critical to supporting not-for-profit organizations in advancing their fundraising and marketing.

Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Mary has served as Vice Present of Development for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association; Senior Director of Development for Emory’s Winship Cancer Center; Chief Advancement Officer for the Preservation Society of Newport County and previously Chief Development Officer for Lifespan Healthcare System. Mary has led large development teams raising over $100 million during her career.

Mary is also a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Women in Development, a member of the Junior League of Atlanta and also past President of the Junior League of Rhode Island.  She has served on the board of AFP in Rhode Island and on various other community boards.  In recent years, she was the recipient of the Young Alumni Leadership Award from her alma mater Bryant College and has received three proclamations from the Major of Providence for her commitment to the community.