Born on Cape Cod, MA, our Director of Development, Maria S. Burns, CFRE, joined the PJCC in August of 2014. Maria oversees the fundraising operations for the PJCC including annual gifts, planned giving, grant writing, the NPJC land campaign and other initiatives for the community. Prior to joining the management team, Maria worked as the Director of Annual Giving at Stanford Medical Center Development, raising millions of dollars each year for training, research, and programs at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Stanford University School of Medicine. Over the years, Maria has also managed annual giving and event operations for the following organizations: San Diego State University (San Diego, CA), Lancaster Country Day School (Lancaster, PA), Connecticut Food Bank (New Haven, CT), the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (San Diego, CA & Wethersfield, CT), and Up with People (North American region). Outside of work, Maria, her husband, James, and their two boys live in Half Moon Bay and enjoy traveling, visits to the zoo, and spending time at the Center.