Rebecca “Becky” Fortney (formerly Becky Greco) was a true champion of our community. She lent her time and philanthropic support to several wonderful non-profit organizations in Anne Arundel County. Becky had a busy schedule running a successful real estate business and caring for several members of her family. Still, she found time to be a supporter for healthcare in our region by serving on the AAMC Foundation Board of Directors from 2003 to 2011.
Becky was sensitive to those who did not have the resources to access care. Over nearly two decades of support for AAMC, Becky provided more than $500,000 to fund:
- A safe room for victims of domestic violence in the Emergency Room.
- Programs and facilities for breast healthcare.
- Facilities within the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute.
Sadly, Becky passed away unexpectedly in the summer of 2014, but her legacy lives on. Becky made a significant planned gift to AAMC through her estate to support breast health and geriatric care at AAMC. To honor her commitment, The Breast Center on the main AAMC campus was renamed The Rebecca Fortney Breast Center at a ceremony held on March 29, 2016.
It is the Fortney family’s hope, and ours, that Becky’s compassion, spirit, courage and legacy will serve as a source of inspiration and strength to all of the patients and families who receive care in The Rebecca Fortney Breast Center for many years to come.