April 6, 2020
Two Greater Boston Nonprofits Name Fundraising Chiefs

October 11, 2019 — Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, a nonprofit that helps girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationships with women, and Care Dimensions, a Danvers-based nonprofit provider of hospice care in eastern Massachusetts, recently announced the appointment of new fundraising chiefs.

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Names Chief Development Officer

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, based in Boston, named Kelli-Beth "KB" Vecchione as its chief development officer, charged with increasing revenue for the 68- year-old organization.

“We are confident that KB will play a key role in increasing philanthropic support of our organization,” said Deb Re, president and CEO of Big Sister Boston. “She brings solid fund development experience and a fresh perspective that will evolve the depth and breadth of our services.”

Vecchione, a professional fundraiser for 15 years, most recently served as director of development for the Two Ten Footwear Foundation. She launched her fundraising career as senior program director at the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of the Old Colony YMCA, and later became development manager for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in human development and family studies at the University of Connecticut, she became an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Florida.

Since 1951 Big Sister Boston has focused on meeting the needs of girls by providing them with the guidance, care, and support of a Big Sister. Today, the organization serves nearly 5,000 women and girls annually through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships and enrichment activities that address the social-emotional development of girls age 7-20.

For the year ending Dec. 31, 2017, Big Sister Boston reported $3.4 million in revenue, nearly of which million came from contributions and grants, and $3.8 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.

Care Dimensions Appoints New VP of Philanthropy

Care Dimensions, the largest provider of hospice and palliative care services in Massachusetts, has named Donna Deveau as its vice president for philanthropy.

She will oversee annual giving, capital campaigns, major gift, planned giving, special events, memorial giving, and related fundraising programs.

“We’re very fortunate to have someone with Donna’s depth of experience and knowledge of our communities as our new VP for Philanthropy,” said Patricia Ahern, Care Dimensions president & CEO. “She will be a great asset as we work to grow our philanthropy program throughout the 95 communities we serve.”

Deveau most recently served at Home Health Foundation in Lawrence, where she was vice president of corporate communications and community engagement for the past four years and director of development/external relations since 2011.

Deveau holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Education degree in administration from UMass Lowell. She is a member of the new England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, The Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Associate Grant Makers.

Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions provides hospice care, palliative care, and support services to individuals, families, and children in 95 communities.

For the year ending Dec. 31, 2017, Care Dimensions reported $66.9 million in revenue, of which $3.1 million came from contributions and grants, and $64.0 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.

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