Directors Round Table at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Thursday, May 19, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
10 Brookline Place
5th Floor Conference Room (563)
Brookline, MA 02445
Join Bruce Berg (Director, Development Research and Prospect Management at Northeastern University), Barbara Moore (Assistant Vice President, Development Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), and Leigh Petersen (Director of Prospect Development at Harvard Business School) for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing managers working in Prospect Development. The Directors Round Table is recommended for all those in a supervisory role (assistant directors, managers, etc.) or who are involved in departmental decision making.
Leigh Petersen: Working with non-profits for near 15 years, Leigh Petersen is currently the Director of Prospect Development at Harvard Business School, where she oversees the prospect management, analytics, and research teams. Previously, she was the Direct of Prospect Development at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to that role, she was the Assistant Director of Planned Giving at Loyola, where she oversaw the legacy members and managed a portfolio of prospects. Additionally, she worked at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the University of Nebraska - Lied Center for Performing Arts. She served as President for APRA-IL; Volunteer Co-Chair for APRA International Conference 2015; and Committee Member for APRA International Data Analytics 2016. Leigh earned her MBA in Information Systems Management with a certificate in Data Warehousing from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Doane College (Crete, Nebraska).
Barbara Moore: Barbara Moore is Assistant Vice President of Development Research for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. She oversees all prospect research activities in support of Dana-Farber’s fundraising efforts and leads a staff of ten. Barbara joined Dana-Farber in 2001 and has served in her current position since 2004. She has over 19 years experience in fundraising and membership development. Prior to joining Dana-Farber, Barbara led market research efforts for an information technology consulting firm. Prior to that, she served as membership director at a leading technology trade organization. Barbara has presented at APRA and NEDRA, and is Past President of NEDRA. She holds a BA from Wheaton College and an MLS from Simmons College.
Bruce Berg: Bruce Berg is the Director of Research and Prospect Management at Northeastern University. Bruce manages a team of ten; providing support and guidance for university initiatives, programs, and development goals. He has worked to establish Northeastern’s research program as a model of expertise and efficiency by developing new tools, techniques and resources to empower, educate, and enable the research team and others to better serve their constituency. Northeastern University supports the researcher-as-consultant model, and gives research staff ownership and responsibility of their work.
Prior to working at Northeastern, Bruce served as Deputy Director of Research for Harvard University’s central development office. Before this, he pursued a career in classical music and served as Principal Percussionist for both the New World Symphony and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. An active musician and researcher, he freelances throughout the Boston area and is Principal of DonorIQ, a research consulting firm.
Bruce completed a B.A. (Religion) and a B.M. (Percussion) from Oberlin College and Conservatory and earned a Master of Music degree from Case Western Reserve’s Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2004 he completed Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management, from Harvard University’s Extension School. He is currently pursuing a certificate in Data Science.
Renana Kehoe: Renana Kehoe leads the development department operations and database process at the Harvard Art Museums. Prior, she was Director of Development Operations and Prospect Management at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Renana chairs the Brookline Commission for the Arts and serves on the Programming Committee for the New England Development Research Association. In the past, she taught courses at Suffolk University and Lesley University. Renana holds an M.A. from Boston University and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
From the North
Via I-93, the Tobin Bridge (Route 1), Route 28
Follow signs to Storrow Drive Westbound. Continue for about 1.5 miles, take exit to the left marked "Fenway - Route 1 South," staying in far left lane as you drive up the ramp. Just before the lights, bear right onto Boylston St. At third set of lights, stay straight as the road merges into Brookline Ave. Continue driving past the main DFCI campus almost 1/2 mile and take a right on Pearl Street (the last street before Huntington Avenue) and follow it around to the left until you see 10 Brookline Place on the right. The parking garage is underneath the building.
From the South
Via Southeast Expressway (I-93, Route 3 North)
Take exit 18 "Massachusetts Ave. - Roxbury." After exiting, follow signs to Massachusetts Ave. At Massachusetts Ave. intersection, go straight onto Melnea Cass Blvd. and continue for 0.9 miles to seventh light, turning left onto Tremont St. At first intersection (Boston Police Station on the corner), turn right onto Ruggles St. At third light, turn left onto Huntington Ave. Eventually, Huntington will become Route 9/Boylston Street, go under the underpass, pass Brookline Avenue, and take a right onto Pearl Street. The building is on your left and the parking garage is located underneath the building.
From the West
Via Route 9 (Massachusetts Turnpike to Route 128 to Route 9)
Take Mass. Pike (I-90) East to 128 South. Follow to Exit 20A, 9 East Brookline/Boston. Go 6.5 miles to Brookline Avenue (it will be a large intersection before an overpass, with gas station on left) and turn left. Take another left onto Pearl Street and follow it around to the left until you see 10 Brookline Place on the right. The parking garage is underneath the building.
Via the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) and downtown
Take Mass Pike to Exit 22 "Copley Square/Prudential Center," bearing left toward Prudential. Continue straight onto Huntington Ave. Eventually, Huntington will become Route 9/Boylston Street, go under the underpass, pass Brookline Avenue, and take a right onto Pearl Street. The building is on your left and the parking garage is located underneath the building.
Take the MBTA's Green Line - Riverside Branch/D Train -to the Brookline Village stop. Our building is the large beige building immediately behind the T stop. If you are on the "Inbound Track" side, walk toward the end of the platform and take the stairs to the top and you will be at the main entrance of our building; if you are on the "Outbound Track" side, cross the tracks and walk to your right to the stairway at the end of the platform.