Catholic Charities Boston Welcomes New Chief Development Officer
Catholic Charities Boston is pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Mensing to the role of Chief Development Officer, overseeing a sustainable fundraising program to ensure and enrich the essential services that Catholic Charities delivers to thousands of families across Eastern Massachusetts.
An innovative fundraiser, Mensing brings extensive non-profit major, principal, and corporate development experience to her new role. She most recently served as Senior Development Director, Major Gifts at Perkins School for the Blind, where she led domestic and international cultivation and solicitation strategies of major donors to support the mission of Perkins. Prior to Perkins, Mensing held leadership development roles at Rochester Institute of Technology, the Foundation of the Diocese of Syracuse, and at the Alzheimer’s Association CNY Chapter.
“Danielle’s fundraising experience combined with her deep commitment to serving others make her well qualified to lead advancement at a time when there is so much demand for our services across Eastern Massachusetts,” said Kelley Tuthill, President of Catholic Charities Boston.
Mensing’s experience working for the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse lend her a deep understanding and appreciation of Catholic Charities’ values and mission to help those most in need. She is a member of the Junior League of Boston and serves on the Boston Winter Ball Committee. Mensing was twice named a Presidential Community Service Awardee at Nazareth College and in 2019 was recognized on CNY Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list for being a leader and role model in her workplace and broader community. She is the founder of the Voices for Impact Podcast and has published columns in Syracuse.com and Central New York Women Online Magazine.
“I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to the meaningful work of Catholic Charities and make a positive impact in the Greater Boston community. The passion and dedication of the entire Catholic Charities staff and board, combined with the support of this amazing community, inspire me deeply,” Mensing said. “Having previously served in a senior leadership capacity at the Foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, I am honored to now contribute to the impactful work of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston. Together, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of those we serve and build a stronger, more compassionate community.”
Mensing holds an MBA from Utica University and a Bachelor of Arts from Nazareth College of Rochester.