JFS of Metrowest, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a budget of approximately $3M, relies heavily on the dedicated professionals who support the agency’s Resource Development initiatives – creative and talented staff members who work hard every day to ensure that the agency has the support it needs to execute on its mission.
Areas of responsibility include philanthropic fundraising, grant writing, donor relationship management, board development, volunteer engagement initiatives, public relations/communications, and compliance.
Rosemarie Coelho, LICSWChief of Learning, Performance, and StrategyWith JFS since October 2014Born in the U.S., speaks English, Portuguese, and a Portuguese speaker’s version of rudimentary Spanish“JFS is mission driven, focused on improving well-being, attaining social justice and accelerating equity for, by standing with, disenfranchised and oppressed populations. My role within the Development Department at JFS is important to the extent that it helps support this very vital work of JFS, while ensuring that the contributions of generous individual donors and Foundation partners are allocated judiciously to resources and services that provide the greatest demonstrated impact.”
Jayne LampertDirector of DevelopmentWith JFS since August of 2011Born in the U.S., speaks English and a little Spanish“As the Director of Development my role is to identify and educate donors on the important work JFS is doing in the community. I ask people for money so JFS can provide assistance to our our neighbors who come to us for help. It is a privilege to ask for donations from philanthropic-minded people to provide them with a vehicle to support others. I am responsible for the unrestricted budget which permits our nimble agency to provide the necessary services to the community.”
Maggie Kenney — MSW Student, Boston CollegeProgram SpecialistWith JFS since October 2018Born in the U.S., speaks English, basic Arabic and Spanish“As a member of the JFS Development Team, I have been closely involved with many different projects over the past few years including organizing volunteer-led community events and managing the annual Seize the Dream Gala auction. More recently, my role has consisted of sharing information and writing stories about JFS clients and programming for the agency’s blog. As a macro social work student currently pursuing an MSW; I have learned just how essential development and fundraising efforts are to the overall success, sustainability, and efficacy of all non-profit programming. It is an honor to be a part of this team and to support my community!”