Stacy joined the team at Friends of the Children–Boston in September 2014 and serves as a strategic ally to the Executive Director while providing leadership to Friends–Boston as the organization continues to implement its strategic growth plan. During her tenure, Friends-Boston has grown from just under a million-dollar origination to a 2 million-dollar organization with a growing team and a relentless commitment to the youth they serve. Stacy works on developing diverse revenue strategies, implementing an ambitious fundraising plan, providing leadership to inspire an increase of philanthropic support, and managing key donor relationships to sustain Friends–Boston plans for programmatic growth and sustainability.
Both a development professional and an organizational specialist, Stacy brings with her over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and strategic fund development. Prior to Friends of the Children–Boston, Stacy served as Deputy Director of MathPOWER, Director of Development for Peace First, a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston, as Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the YMCA of Greater Boston, Senior Development Officer at Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and Director of the Foster Grandparent Program in Lawrence, MA, a program she brought to Lawrence in 1999.
Recognizing the importance of giving back, Stacy is a member of The Philanthropy Connection – a women’s collective giving group. Stacy previously served on the Board of Directors of Families First and MathPOWER. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Suffolk University and a Bachelor's degree from Merrimack College. Stacy decided to dedicate her career to public service after serving on two Alternative Spring Breaks in College and began her service to the nonprofit community as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Stacy is an avid snowboarder, admitted food snob, and sports fanatic.