South Shore Habitat for Humanity (http://sshabitat.org), an organization dedicated to increasing affordable housing in partnership with economically disadvantaged families across the South Shore, has announced that Elizabeth Lyons has joined the organization as Senior Development Officer.

A resident of Duxbury, Lyons brings more than 30 years of membership and fundraising experience working with a diverse group of nonprofits and organizations supporting their missions to her new position. She has assisted organizations in meeting their fundraising goals through direct mail, annual giving, planned giving, stewardship, major gifts and grants. In addition she has fifteen years experience in owning and operating a direct mail business offering services to both nonprofit and commercial organizations.

Prior to joining South Shore Habitat for Humanity Lyons served as the Director of Development for Homes For Our Troops. Lyons earned a Bachelor of Science in Child Development from Colby-Sawyer College and received training in Raiser’s Edge from Blackbaud University.

Lyons is a Certified Development Executive through the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives and has earned numerous awards from New England Direct Marketing Association and Graphic Design USA.

“Beth is a valuable addition to our leadership team with a successful track record of fundraising campaigns,” said Martine Taylor, Executive Director at South Shore Habitat for Humanity. “She is a hard working and talented professional who will provide strategic vision for our annual goals and create partnerships within the community. We welcome Beth to our team.”

About South Shore Habitat for Humanity

South Shore Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to delivering decent and affordable homes in partnership with families in need. South Shore Habitat for Humanity changes lives, not just with those who receive the homeownership opportunity, but also for those who donate, contribute and volunteer.  “Together, we build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter,” says Martine Taylor, Executive Director.  South Shore Habitat for Humanity seeks corporate partners, sponsors, and volunteers from the community.