Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) established an endowment in memory of George Moran, former AAMC Board of Trustees chair and founder of Moran Insurance. Friends and colleagues started the George Moran Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) Academy fund after his passing in 2013.
Established in 2012, LEAD is an 18-month program that emphasizes leadership development and career advancement for AAMC employees. To date, LEAD has trained 102 AAMC employees and provided 192 hours of teaching.
“Through teamwork, project management, collaboration, and working with the top leaders of this organization, LEAD participants develop skills to enhance their leadership ability and ultimately make a difference in the health system,” said Linda Williams, AAMC, director of talent management.
“LEAD has allowed me to form relationships with people in the health system I would likely never meet,” said Dan Golden, AAMC, systems analyst. “Each session has given me action items that I can immediately use to improve not only my department but the health system as well.”
Moran served on the AAMC Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2011, and was Board Chair from 2010 to 2011. In 1977, Moran founded Moran Insurance in Severna Park. The current owners of the firm were instrumental in starting the George Moran LEAD fund to continue his legacy of leadership at AAMC.
“Leadership and leadership development were such an important part of George’s life and his business philosophy,” said Moran Insurance President Marc Dorman. “George was very involved in making sure he gave back to the community by leading several boards.”
Creators of the George Moran endowment aim to raise $500,000 in the next three years, eventually building the endowment to $1 million. They are asking those who knew and respected Moran to make a three-year pledge of philanthropic support to the George Moran LEAD Academy.
For more information on how to contribute, contact the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation at 443-481-4747 or email Margo Cook at [email protected].