Care Dimensions Names New Vice President for Philanthropy

Mary Simboski
April 20, 2017 — Care Dimensions, a Danvers-based nonprofit provider of hospice care in eastern Massachusetts, this week announced that it has named Mary Simboski as its new vice president for philanthropy.

Simboski, who will lead efforts to build private support for Care Dimensions, has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising for nonprofit organizations and for the last six years has served as vice president of development at the Archdiocese of Boston.

“We’re very fortunate to have someone with Mary’s depth of experience and knowledge of our communities as our new VP for philanthropy,” said Diane Stringer, president & CEO of Care Dimensions. She will be a great asset as we work to grow our philanthropy program throughout the 90 communities we serve.”

Prior to her work at the Archdiocese, Simboski was chief development officer at Reach Out and Read, and spent many years as a fundraising consultant, during which time she assisted several hospices with their capital campaigns and building projects.

“Care Dimensions has expanded to meet urgent, growing needs in the region. Our goal is to invite the community to provide the philanthropic support that is essential to our mission," Simboski said. "This is an exciting time to be joining Care Dimensions. The new Greater Boston Hospice House, the expansion of our pediatric hospice program, and other initiatives to bring the highest level of care closer to our patients and families creates a variety of opportunities for increased philanthropic and community involvement."

Simboski is currently an instructor in fundraising management at Boston University, a member of the international Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Research Council and a member of the Board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the AFP and Friday Forum.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Catholic University of America and a master’s degree from Regis College, and is an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive.

Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions is the largest hospice provider to adults and children with advanced illness in Massachusetts. As a community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support and teaching programs in more than 90 communities in eastern Massachusetts and employs more than 450 staff.

Three years ago, Care Dimensions rebranded from Hospice of the North Shore, adopting its current name to more fully reflect the organization’s broader geographic reach, as well as expanded services, including palliative care and community education, in addition to hospice services. In 2011, Care Dimensions acquired Partners Hospice, expanding its service to the MetroWest and Greater Boston areas.

For the year ending Dec. 31, 2015, Care Dimensions reported $53.5 million in revenue, of which $2.3 million came from contributions and grants, and $51.4 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.