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Directors Round Table at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Fri, April 29, 2016 4:32 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

There is still space left in the May 19th Directors Round Table at Dana Farber!

Join Bruce Berg (Director, Development Research and Prospect Management at Northeastern University), Barbara Moore (Assistant Vice President, Development Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), and Leigh Petersen (Director of Prospect Development at Harvard Business School) for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing managers working in Prospect Development. 

The Directors Round Table is recommended for all those in a supervisory role (assistant directors, managers, etc.) or who are involved in departmental decision making.


10 Brookline Place

5th Floor Conference Room (563)

Brookline, MA 02445


Thursday, May 19, 2016

9:30 AM

$85 Members

$125 Non-Members

For more information and to register click here!


Leigh Petersen: Working with non-profits for near 15 years, Leigh Petersen is currently the Director of Prospect Development at Harvard Business School, where she oversees the prospect management, analytics, and research teams. Previously, she was the Direct of Prospect Development at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to that role, she was the Assistant Director of Planned Giving at Loyola, where she oversaw the legacy members and managed a portfolio of prospects. Additionally, she worked at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the University of Nebraska - Lied Center for Performing Arts. She served as President for APRA-IL; Volunteer Co-Chair for APRA International Conference 2015; and Committee Member for APRA International Data Analytics 2016. Leigh earned her MBA in Information Systems Management with a certificate in Data Warehousing from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Doane College (Crete, Nebraska).

Barbara Moore: Barbara Moore is Assistant Vice President of Development Research for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. She oversees all prospect research activities in support of Dana-Farber’s fundraising efforts and leads a staff of ten. Barbara joined Dana-Farber in 2001 and has served in her current position since 2004. She has over 19 years experience in fundraising and membership development. Prior to joining Dana-Farber, Barbara led market research efforts for an information technology consulting firm. Prior to that, she served as membership director at a leading technology trade organization. Barbara has presented at APRA and NEDRA, and is Past President of NEDRA. She holds a BA from Wheaton College and an MLS from Simmons College.

Bruce Berg: Bruce Berg is the Director of Research and Prospect Management at Northeastern University. Bruce manages a team of ten; providing support and guidance for university initiatives, programs, and development goals. He has worked to establish Northeastern’s research program as a model of expertise and efficiency by developing new tools, techniques and resources to empower, educate, and enable the research team and others to better serve their constituency. Northeastern University supports the researcher-as-consultant model, and gives research staff ownership and responsibility of their work.

Prior to working at Northeastern, Bruce served as Deputy Director of Research for Harvard University’s central development office. Before this, he pursued a career in classical music and served as Principal Percussionist for both the New World Symphony and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. An active musician and researcher, he freelances throughout the Boston area and is Principal of DonorIQ, a research consulting firm.

Bruce completed a B.A. (Religion) and a B.M. (Percussion) from Oberlin College and Conservatory and earned a Master of Music degree from Case Western Reserve’s Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2004 he completed Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management, from Harvard University’s Extension School. He is currently pursuing a certificate in Data Science.


Renana Kehoe: Renana Kehoe leads the development department operations and database process at the Harvard Art Museums. Prior, she was Director of Development Operations and Prospect Management at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Renana chairs the Brookline Commission for the Arts and serves on the Programming Committee for the New England Development Research Association. In the past, she taught courses at Suffolk University and Lesley University. Renana holds an M.A. from Boston University and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


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