Moffitt Cancer Center Hires Maria Muller as New Leader of Its Foundation

December 05, 2018

TAMPA, Fla.  Moffitt Cancer Center has announced the hire of Maria Muller as its executive vice president, chief philanthropy officer and Foundation president.

In this role, Muller will advance and execute the strategic vision for philanthropy at Moffitt, working closely with executive leadership to identify and define the institution’s fundraising aspirations and priorities.

“Maria’s range of experiences, leadership skills and impeccable character make her a perfect fit to lead the Moffitt Foundation at an important time of transition,” said Dr. Alan List, president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. “We are pleased to welcome Maria to our Moffitt team and have her lead our philanthropic efforts,” he added.

With more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and development, Muller joins Moffitt from Boston, where she was deputy director of the Museum of Fine Arts and most recently consulted with the Harvard Art Museums. She brings a proven track record of successful fundraising both domestically and abroad, having spent the earlier part of her career in development at The British Museum and The National Gallery in London.

A veteran fundraiser, Muller will work closely with executive leadership to advance the institution’s fundraising priorities, particularly in the areas of the comprehensive campaigns and national fundraising. Her diverse background and leadership experience will undoubtedly help to expand Moffitt’s philanthropic efforts in new, innovative ways.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a deeply mission-driven organization that is having a significant impact on cancer care and research,” said Muller.  “It’s a tremendous honor to be leading a team that is building ever-greater philanthropic support to improve cancer outcomes and move closer to a cure.”

Muller holds a Bachelor of Arts in politics, philosophy and history from the University of London. She joined Moffitt on Dec. 3.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit, and follow the momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.