April 26, 2019
HopeWell Names Advancement VP to Expand Revenue Base

Barbara Duffy
April 19, 2018 — HopeWell, a Dedham nonprofit that provides comprehensive foster care to severely abused and neglected children, as well as services for families, transition aged youth, and individuals with developmental disabilities, recently announced it has named Barbara Duffy as vice president of advancement.

“We’re thrilled to have Barbara join our team,” said Shaheer Mustafa, CEO of HopeWell, “She’s got tremendous energy and compassion about the needs of the population we serve. She’s dedicated her career to improving opportunities for both young adults and those with disabilities. As an experienced development professional, she’s got a track for leveraging resources that we believe will help us offer our quality programs to more individuals and families.”

Duffy will lead efforts to create a fund development plan to support new revenue streams to diversify the organization's revenue base.

Duffy previously served as vice president of development at BAMSI, a Brockton nonprofit that provides services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs where she helped support significant revenue growth, as well as creating new giving opportunities to grow donor constituencies.

Prior to that, she served as the founder and chief executive officer at MY TURN, a nonprofit youth development agency, and in that capacity earned the Executive Director of the Year award from the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers.

“With HopeWell’s primary work involving the empowerment of young adults in the foster care system, I am passionate about creating new funding opportunities to support the agency’s efforts. I believe HopeWell’s mission is critical in order to support those in our care,” Duffy said.

Duffy earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree from Rhode Island College, Recently, earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Leadership and Management from Fitchburg State University.

Founded in 1964 with the creation of the first community-based residential program for boys in Massachusetts, HopeWell today serves approximately 1,200 children and teens in foster care as well as provides staffed residences for adults with disabilities, family support, and stabilization services, a residential program for pregnant and parenting teens, and a new initiative to assist teens in foster care move into adulthood successfully.

Formerly known as Dare Family Services, HopeWell adopted its current name last January and moved from Boston, where it had been based for more than 50 years, to Dedham. HopeWell operates regional offices across Massachusetts, as well as in East Hartford, Conn.

For the year ending June30, 2016, HopeWell reported $23.6 million in revenue, of which $23.3 million came from contributions and grants, and $23.5 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.

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