Pam King Sams, BA, CFRE, MIPP

Pam King Sams, BA, CFRE, MIPP, has dedicated 28 years to leading and advising successful development enterprises on behalf of internationally recognized academic universities, pediatric medical centers, community hospitals, international agencies, sovereign wealth funds and businesses, to help improve the health and well-being of children and adults. She has personally raised more than $1.2 billion (US) for organizations, in addition to helping others with their national and international fundraising objectives.


Pam has served as an advisor to organizations seeking international philanthropic support, philanthropists seeking accountable charitable causes, investment funders, business leaders and governmental agencies.  

In her 12-year role as Executive Vice President at Children's National Health System on the Sheikh Zayed Campus in Washington, DC, Pam devoted seven years to building international partnerships to improve the health of children worldwide, and had a special focus on health in the Gulf Region after receiving a $150 million (US) gift from the Government of Abu Dhabi.

Pam partnered with a number of United Arab Emirates’ and Kuwait’s government agencies, such as the Kuwait Amiri Diwan, Kuwait Ministry of Health, Kuwait University, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Kuwait International Patient Abroad Committee, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, the UAE Embassy to the US, the UAE Ministry of Health, the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi, Dubai Health Authority, along with public and private healthcare entities in both countries, the business sector, universities, and charitable foundations to coordinate more than 30 projects related to innovations in medicine, economic diversification, human capacity building, business development, education and international relations. 

She has served in advisory roles for University of Cambridge, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Mount Sinai Health System in New York, Hospital for Special Surgery and University of Illinois, among others. 

Additionally, she has worked with Raytheon, Mubadala Healthcare, Blue Apple, Avicenna Partners, Perseus, The Siwa Group, JWS, and the UAE Ministry of Health on international business development opportunities/activities. 

Pam also serves as a trainer at the US Foreign Service Institute, educating diplomats, military personnel and other government officials on Arabian Peninsula and North African culture and healthcare needs/challenges.

In addition to her work in the areas of international fundraising and philanthropy, Pam has worked with hospitals and healthcare systems to develop international patient programs, and provides expert counsel to both individuals and organizations to advance their business development goals.


Pam holds a Masters in International Public Policy, graduating from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  She is the President and CEO of Pam King Sams & Associates, LLC.