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RING: Social Media

  • Wed, September 23, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Boston Children's Hospital Trust, Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, East Building, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215
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RING: Social Media

Please note, registrations after Sept. 18th will be accepted online however new registrants should expect to receive a handwritten badge onsite as opposed to a printed one. See you at the Landmark Building!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Boston Children’s Hospital Trust

Landmark Building 

(near historic Fenway Park)

401 Park Drive, East Building, 6th Floor

Boston, MA 02215


Social Media is emerging as a new frontier of prospect research.  Join fellow development researchers in a lunchtime discussion of social media tools, websites, various applications of social media outlets to prospect research (i.e. – prospect identification; biographical information; news alerts), as well as the ethics behind the use of social media in our field.  

Please note that this RING is a “brown bag” lunch discussion. Participants are responsible for bringing and providing their own lunch and beverages.


Valerie Anastasio has served as Director of Prospect Development at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust since August 2013.  Her development experience spans more than two decades, including positions at the Broad Institute, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard University, Brandeis University, Boston Lyric  Opera, and as a consultant with the Helen Brown Group.  She is a past board member of NEDRA and a recipient of NEDRA’s Ann Castle Award.  She is fairly active on Twitter (@vanastasio), moderately so on  LinkedIn, occasionally on Facebook, and lurking on Instagram, Pinterest, Polyvore, and WattPad in a bleak attempt to stay relevant with her 12 year old daughter.

Dave Owens is a Senior Prospect Researcher at the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, where he also began his development career as a Prospect Researcher in 2001.  Prior to his tenure at Boston Children’s Hospital, he worked in clinical administration at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the departments of Pulmonary Care and Oncology.  He received his M.A. degree in Political Science from Northeastern University, a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from UMass/Boston, as well as an A.A. degree in Mathematics/Science from Cape Cod Community College.  When he is not discovering social media and real estate assessor sites, he enjoys spending time outdoors fishing, kayaking and birding.

Bill Gotfredson serves as Associate Director, Prospect Research of Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, a position he has held since 2014. Prior to his work at Children’s, Bill worked for nine years with the Harvard University Development Office where he served as a Senior Research Analyst responsible for prospecting for the University’s science initiatives.  Bill is also a prospect research consultant with the Helen Brown Group and a NEDRA Annual Conference Committee member.

Parking & Directions:

The physical address for the Landmark Center is the following:

Landmark Center

401 Park Drive

Boston, MA 02215

Public parking is available at the Landmark Center. For rates and other details, please visit: http://landmarkcenter.com/building.php, or call Laz Parking at 617-927-0398.

Driving directions to the Landmark Center:

From the North via Route 93 South

Route 93 south to Central Artery to exit 26B, Storrow Drive. Go Storrow Drive West, for approximately 2.0 miles. Take the exit for Kenmore Square/Fenway. This exit is a left exit off Storrow Drive. Keep to the left, Fenway, once on overpass bridge keep to the right, bear right going onto Boylston St. (Outbound), for .8 mile (5th set of traffic lights) to the intersection of Boylston St., Park Drive and Brookline Ave. The Landmark Center is on the right. Go right onto Brookline Ave., first left is Fullerton St. The Landmark Center parking garage is located on the left.

If you miss the left exit coming off Storrow Drive proceed straight ahead through both set of traffic lights up the ramp to Boylston St. (Outbound). Follow the above directions.

An alternate route, after you have exited from Storrow Drive, (Kenmore/Fenway exit) is to go right at the first set of traffic lights onto Beacon St. Keep to the left, at the second set of traffic lights bear hard left onto Brookline Ave. to Fullerton St. (.4mile), the third street on the right. Go right at Fullerton St., the Landmark Center parking garage is located on the left.

From the South

Route 93 north via Southeast Expressway to exit 17-18 Berkley St. / Roxbury; go up exit ramp, stay in the left lane, to the second traffic light. Go left, traveling along the Melnea Cass Blvd. (1.5 miles) to Tremont St. Go left on Tremont St., the 2nd traffic light is Ruggles St. Go right on Ruggles St. (approximately1.0 miles to LMC) cross Huntington Ave. (landmarks are Wentworth and Northeastern Universities) to Louis Prang St.. At the next set of traffic lights (two sets close together) the road will bear to the left, follow the road and keep to the right; at the split bear right and then bear left, Park Drive. Once on Park Drive keep to the right. At the next set of traffic lights you will see the Landmark Center. At this traffic light bear to the right (2nd right) onto Brookline Ave. (a hard right is Boylston St.). The Landmark Center parking garage is located on Fullerton St., the first left on Brookline Ave.

From the Mass Turnpike, East (Route 90)

From the west, exit 15 east toward Boston to exit 18 Boston. Approximately 2 miles on the right is exit 22 Prudential Center. The Prudential Center exits onto Huntington Ave. (Route 9 West). Go straight on Huntington Ave. for 1.0 mile to Louis Prang St. (2nd right after the Museum of Fine Arts). At the next set of traffic lights (two sets close together) the road will bear to the left, follow the road and keep to the right, at the split bear right and then bear left, Park Drive. Once on Park Drive keep to the right. At the next set of traffic lights you will see The Landmark Center. At this traffic light bear to the right (2nd right) onto Brookline Ave. (a hard right is Boylston St.) The

Landmark Center parking garage is located on Fullerton St. the first left on Brookline Ave.

Directions within the Landmark Center Building

The Trust is located on the 6th floor, East side, of the Landmark Center at 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA. 

From the parking garage take the elevator to the 4th floor (P4) -Landmark Center level.  Turn left and go through the double doors to enter the Landmark Center Lobby.  Once in the lobby, head left to the East wing elevators (the guard at the security desk can also point you in the right direction).  

If you arrive by taxi, on foot, or by subway, and enter through the building’s main entrance, take the escalator up to the 2nd floor and take the East elevators to the 6th Floor.

Directions from the MBTA Subway

Take the Green Line Riverside (D) train to the Fenway stop.  The Landmark Center is a short walk from the Fenway T stop across the Bed Bath and Beyond parking lot to the building’s main entrance.  The main entrance to the Landmark Center is facing Park Drive.


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