John McKee is Executive Director and Senior Gift Planner in the University of Maryland Office of Gift Planning, the office that cultivates and manages planned gifts for the colleges and development units at Maryland's flagship campus in College Park. John has worked full time in planned giving for 12 years, and overall in development for 17 years. Prior to UMD, John worked in major and planned giving at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, and prior to that served as Executive Director of the Saratoga History Museum (formerly the Historical Society of Saratoga Springs). In addition, John's experience includes being an Agent and Registered Representative for New York Life Insurance Company. John earned a Bachelor's from Yale and a Master's from University of Delaware. Born and raised in Seattle, John now calls downtown Baltimore home.