July 18, 2019
Father Bill’s & MainSpring Gets New Chief Development Officer

Stephen Muzrall
March 16, 2018 — Father Bill’s & MainSpring a Brockton-based provider of services to prevent and end homelessness in southern Massachusetts, this week announced it has named Stephen Muzrall as its next chief development officer.

“We’re thrilled to have Steve joining our mission,” John Yazwinski, president and CEO of Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS), said. “He’s a highly motivated and engaged leader who cares deeply about his community. As a South Shore native, he knows our service area well and he’s committed to developing the resources needed to bring hope to our neighbors in need.”

Muzrall will lead a development team that to support a spectrum of services, including emergency shelter for individuals and families, job training, homelessness prevention and diversion, veterans programs, and approximately 500 permanent, supportive housing units.

FBMS said it is looking to build financial support for a number of key capital projects and implementation of a strategic plan that includes adding more housing and creating an innovative Housing Resource Center to reduce reliance on the emergency-shelter system.

For the year ending June 30, 2016, FBMS reported $21.3 million in revenue, of which $ 1.9 million came from contributions and donations, and $ 20.5 million in expenses, according to its most recently available annual report.

Muzrall, previously served as assistant vice president for development at Wheelock College, where he built and managed a fundraising department that launched new giving programs to grow donor constituencies and oversaw stewardship of endowed scholarships and leadership gifts. Prior to that, he served two years as Wheelock’s director of major gifts and planned giving.

Earlier, he served as a major gifts officer for Stonehill College.

“Having grown up on the South Shore, I have long known about the mission and good works of Father Bill’s & MainSpring,” Muzrall said. “I am excited to partner with President John Yazwinski, the board of directors, and the many committed volunteers to help raise and develop new funding opportunities to support the FBMS mission to end homelessness in our community. I believe FBMS’ strategic plan to increase housing opportunities will truly resonate with individual and corporate donors hoping to make an impact.”

Muzrall earned a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and history from Providence College and a holds a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Wheelock College.

Founded in 1982, FBMS provides emergency shelter, permanent housing, workforce development, case management, and homelessness prevention services. During the year ending June 30, 2017, it served 6,600 in southeastern Massachusetts.

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