The Salvation Army welcomes Carleen Tucker as their new Major Gifts Officer (MGO). Carleen is a results-oriented, seasoned professional that will be responsible for advancing relationships with individuals who have the capacity to make a significant philanthropic investment in TSA. Carleen brings experience from the American Heart Association, Baraka Community Wellness, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to this role.
Most recently, at the American Heart Association, Carleen was Development Director for the Heart Challenge, leading the fundraising efforts for the Boston Heart Walk. Securing personal gifts and corporate sponsorships she collaborated with corporations, foundations and individuals to raise dollars to make a deep impact in support of the American Heart Association’s mission. She worked with c-suite leadership and medical professionals throughout Boston.
At Baraka Community Wellness, Carleen served as both the Director of Community and Family Engagement, as well as the Director of Operations. Carleen partnered with the Executive Director on critical management functions, including human resources, administration, finance and annual budget oversight, and more. She also managed outreach and community events, and secured financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporate donors.
Carleen supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for almost twenty years in Member Services Management. She partnered with department leadership to set strategy, implement process and operations improvements, and managed a team of 12 direct reports.
Reporting to the Divisional Director of Advancement (DDA), Carlisa Brown, Carleen will strategize and prospect for new donors in cooperation with the DDA and other fundraisers to maintain a robust portfolio of 100-150+ major gift donors. As a member of a 13-person development team, Carleen will collaborate with other departments (Social Services, Emergency Disaster Services, Programs, and other staff), to serve the needs of the Division and Corps fundraising priorities. Carleen is eager to bring her non-profit experience and development expertise to support the work of the Salvation Army.
About The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division
For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army (TSA) has stood firm as a faith-based organization in its commitment to those who are facing a variety of difficulties and challenges in their lives. Wherever there is a need, you’ll find TSA. With a team of over 1.5 million members, TSA serves over 30 million Americans in the United States annually, and over 130 countries around the world. The Massachusetts division programs include helping disaster survivors, empowering youth through summer camps and programs, partnering with adults and families, alleviating hunger, combatting addiction, brightening the holidays, and supporting veterans and LGBTQ+ community members. TSA is proud to serve every zip code in the state of Massachusetts, and to serve anyone in need. People who come for support are served according to their need and TSA’s capacity to help – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
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