In addition to her full-time job as the Major & Planned Gifts Officer for Meeting Street Massachusetts, Beatriz serves on the AHA! Steering Committee, the LSC Alumni Engagement Committee, and is also a Rotary Club member. She’s motivated by innovative ideas, creative thinkers, “activator” types, and bold leaders that inspire, encourage, and empower others to achieve a common goal.
What do you do professionally?
I am currently the Major & Planned Gifts Officer for Meeting Street Massachusetts. My job is to proactively engage our community with Meeting Street’s mission, forging strong relationships based on trust and meaningful interactions, and to secure long-lasting support for our programs and services.
I recently celebrated a five-year anniversary as an employee of Meeting Street. My career with the organization began eight years ago as a consultant managing its brand new fundraiser – “Fishing for a Cause”, a recreational fishing tournament culminating in a catered dinner. Together with a dynamic and dedicated volunteer committee, we’ve raised well over $1M for the organization via this effort alone. As we continue our strong fundraising efforts as a team, I’m enthusiastically passing on the reigns of managing this event’s logistics to our new Special Events Coordinator in order to focus primarily on further developing donor relationships.
How are you involved in the community and what motivates you to engage?
I often collaborate on or personally produce cultural events that foster community-building, and strive to frequently support other like-minded nonprofit organizations. I am on the AHA! Steering Committee, a member of the LSC Alumni Engagement Committee, and a Rotary Club member. I am motivated by innovative ideas, creative thinkers, “activator” types, and bold leaders that inspire, encourage and empower others to achieve a common goal.
What did you find most valuable about the LSC experience and how did it contribute to your community leadership?
The LSC experience was eye-opening for me in the sense that it expanded my understanding of a multitude of complex issues that impact our region. I appreciate the deepening of existing relationships through this experience and making new connections. Ultimately, I came away feeling a renewed drive to “be involved” in making our community a better place to live.
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