Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth has announced that Kelly DiPersio of Kingston has been named Director of Development for the organization.
The announcement was made by Executive Director Amy Belmore, who previously held the Director of Development position before being promoted earlier this year.
“We are thrilled to have Kelly join our Habitat team and are certain that she will make meaningful contributions here as we seek to grow as an organization and build more affordable homes throughout our service area,” said Belmore. “Without question, the need for affordable housing in our community is massive and we are fortunate to have committed people like Kelly working together with hundreds of volunteers to make a difference.”
DiPersio brings with her more than two decades of experience in leading philanthropic campaigns and major fundraising efforts for several well-known organizations. She served on the Board of Directors at the Kennedy-Donovan Center for 20 years, guiding them through challenging changes in the field of developmental services. She also held previous fundraising and development positions at Wellspring Multi-Service Center, Saint Coletta’s Cardinal Cushing Schools, and South Shore Health and Education Foundation.
As Development Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, DiPersio will be responsible for the successful implementation and execution of the organization’s fundraising efforts. She will be lead the cultivation and stewardship of corporate and individual partnerships, as well as the strategic planning for new and existing fundraising efforts.
To date, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth has built thirteen homes and completed major rehab projects on another six. The homes have been occupied by 72 people; 58 of those being children who were able to learn and grow in these safe spaces. This affiliate has also completed more than 75 repair, weatherization, and/or disability ramp projects through its “Brush with Kindness” program. The organization currently has new projects in the pipeline in Carver and Plymouth, as they work to address the urgent and growing need for affordable first-time homeownership in the area.
In total, over the last 25 years, the organization has served hundreds of individuals from infants to seniors and provided the Greater Plymouth community with “a hand up, not a hand out.”
To learn more about this affiliate and how to get involved, visit hfhplymouth.org.