June 26, 2019
 
Five Boston Nonprofits Appoint Key Fundraising Leaders

November 9, 2015 — Five Boston nonprofits, focused on health and human services, people with disabilities, youth development, and the arts, recently appointed fundraising veterans to head up their development and advancement operations.

The Dimock Center Hires First Vice President of Institutional Advancement

The Dimock Center, which delivers comprehensive, culturally-competent health and human services, has named Raquel Rosenblatt to the newly created position of vice president of institutional advancement.

Her responsibilities include strengthening relationships with individual, corporate, and foundation donors, overseeing donor events, and managing a team of four development and communications staff.

Rosenblatt, who has more than 15 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, most recently served as director of development and communications at Casa Myrna. Earlier, she was director of stewardship and events at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and director of donor relations at Brandeis University.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in human services from Northeastern University and a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University.

Boston Children's Museum Appoints Vice President of Development

Boston Children's Museum, which has been serving children and families for more than 100 years, has appointed Sue Kim as vice president of development.

Kim, who has more than 20 years of fundraising and nonprofit management, will guide the creation and implementation of a comprehensive development plan and oversee a team charged with increasing philanthropic and membership support for the museum, overseeing principal and leadership individual giving, annual giving, events, and corporate and foundation support.

“We are pleased to welcome Sue as a member of the Museum’s Senior Leadership Team,” said Carole Charnow, President & CEO. “Sue is deeply committed to making life better for the children and families we serve. She will apply her great energy, dedication and formidable personal and professional skills to this important purpose."

She most recently served as director of the Harvard Kennedy School Fund at Harvard Museum. Earlier, she managed large campaigns, executive boards, and development efforts for Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and other organizations.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from Boston University and a Master of Education degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

New Chief Advancement Officer at MAB Community Services

MAB Community Services, the oldest social service agency in the United States to serve people who are blind or visually impaired, has appointed former WCVB Channel 5 meteorologist David Brown as its new chief advancement officer.

Brown left local broadcasting several years ago to serve as chief advancement officer for the Forsyth Institute while dedicating much of his free time to supporting local charities, including Fenway Health, Boston Medical Center, and Community Servings.

“David has always had close ties to the local nonprofit community, and they have remained strong," said Barbara Salisbury, CEO of MAB Community Services. “His work with us in the past, and his connections in the local community, will make him a wonderful asset to our organization."

Brown earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Indiana University and pursued post-graduate work at Mississippi State University.

MENTOR Names Senior Director of Development

MENTOR, a national nonprofit that serves as an umbrella organization for youth mentoring, appointed Kristin Howard as its senior director of development.

In that role she is responsible for all organizational fundraising efforts, including developing and implementing a diversified funding strategy and expanding partnerships within the corporate and foundation sectors.

Before joining MENTOR, she served as director of development for Youth Villages New England for six years. She began her nonprofit career in 2000 when she joined the public relations team at Children’s Trust as a Northeastern Co-Op.

Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University and is an alumna of the Institute of Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

NEFA Appoints Manager to Oversee its Development Activities

The New England Foundation for the Arts, which provides leadership and resources to benefit artists, the public, arts funders, and policymakers, named Sharon Timmel as development manager, with overall responsibility for fundraising.

Earlier, she served in marketing and development roles at More than Words and at ZUMIX. She is a member of the board of directors of Calling All Crows, an organization that partners musicians with fans to create change through hands-on service and activism, specifically focused on women's rights.

Timmel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and sociology from Villanova University, and is completing a Master of Science degree in arts administration from Boston University.

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