News release from the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy:
North End Resident Tapped to be Greenway Conservancy’s
New Director of Development
The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is pleased to welcome Jodi Wolin as the organization’s new Director of Development. A seasoned fundraiser with a great deal of experience working for non-profit organizations, Wolin took over this position in August.
“We were searching for a highly motivated, creative and experienced person to lead our fundraising efforts, and Jodi impressed us all tremendously,” says Nancy Brennan, executive director of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. “As a North End resident, she has seen firsthand the transformation of the Greenway, and shares our conviction that the park will only get better as the years go by. We’re confident her energy, expertise, and enthusiasm will help us sustain and improve this premier public space.”
Wolin’s responsibilities will include the creation and implementation of an annual (multi-year) development plan/strategy and oversight of all capital and special fundraising campaigns. She will also cultivate and solicit a portfolio of major gifts prospects, and represent the Conservancy in support and maintenance of relationships with individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments.
Before joining the Conservancy, Wolin was Director of Development for the Boston Children’s Chorus where she oversaw fundraising and communications. Prior to that, she spent almost 8 years at the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) as their Chief Development Officer, overseeing all private fundraising for the Commonwealth’s largest organization dedicated solely to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Prior to CTF, Jodi was a consultant for Development Guild/DDI and served in development roles at Casa Myrna Vazquez and Children’s Hospital, Boston.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute my time and energy to the Conservancy,” says Wolin. “The Greenway has enhanced my quality of life as a North Ender, and I know that this is just the beginning. This position will enable me to give back to my community in a tangible way, and I couldn’t be more excited.”
About the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is a ribbon of contemporary urban parks that connects people and the city by providing beauty, fun, and a sense of community in Boston. Now, four of Boston’s most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods – formerly divided by a massive structure of steel and asphalt – are linked by beautifully landscaped parks, gardens, and plazas and reconnected with the harbor. For more information, visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org.
About The Greenway Conservancy
The Conservancy is the designated steward of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, a new ribbon of contemporary urban parks in the heart of Boston. We are delivering on the promise of a beautiful, vibrant, innovative city park. Established in July, 2004 through an agreement with the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, the City of Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Conservancy is a private, non-profit organization, which operates, maintains, preserves and manages the parks on behalf of the public. The conservancy raises private and public funds to support the parks, aspiring to excellence in design, operations, and public programming.