Carroll Center for the Blind Appoints Development Chief

Cristine More
March 12, 2017 — The Carroll Center for the Blind, a Newton nonprofit that provides rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to blind and visually-impaired persons, recently announced that Cristine C. More has been named chief development officer.

Greg Donnelly, president of The Carroll Center for the Blind, said, “Cristine is a great fit for The Carroll Center. Her skill set and the experience she brings to this position are a perfect match for us. Cristine has an extensive background in helping nonprofits succeed because she has an inherent understanding of our collective mission – to help others succeed.”

More most recently served as senior consultant at C&C Consulting in Boston where she developed short and long-term strategic fundraising plans for national non-profit clients.

Earlier, she was interim vice president for development at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and from 2011-2014 served as the first director of advancement at Boston University School of Law.

More has also worked as vice president for development at Milton Hospital, and vice president for development at Regis College and Caritas Norwood Hospital, where she built comprehensive programs, including annual and major gift programs, planned giving, capital campaigns, and stewardship/donor relations, and planned and executed numerous capital campaigns.

More serves on the Association for Fundraising Professionals Massachusetts Chapter board of directors executive committee as the vice president for member engagement and stewardship and chaired the 2015 and 2016 Annual AFP MA Educational Conference.

“I am honored to be a part of The Carroll Center’s dedicated and experienced team of professionals,” More said. “The Carroll Center community has been so welcoming to me and I am looking forward to working with the team to increase the philanthropic funds to benefit our students, clients, and staff. I am amazed and inspired by them every day.”

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, economics, and communications from Regis College and is certified by CFRE International as a fundraising executive.

The Carroll Center provides rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to enable blind and visually impaired persons achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and self-fulfillment, and educates the public regarding the potential of persons who are blind and visually impaired.

For the year ending June 30, 2015, The Carroll Center reported $6.1 million in revenue, of which $1.2 million came from contributions and grants, and $7.0 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing. The previous year it reported $8.0 million in revenue, of which $1.7 million came from contributions and grants, and $6.6 million in expenses