Boston Harbor Now is pleased to announce that Kerri Cleghorn Lai, CFRE will be joining Boston Harbor Now as Vice President of Philanthropy in July.
Most recently, Kerri served as Chief Advancement and External Affairs Officer at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, where she oversaw a capital campaign raising $84M. Prior, Kerri held development positions at the National Brain Tumor Society and the Dallas Orchestra. Her fundraising career began in Boston—as a member of teams at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Public Library Foundation and UMass Boston.
Kerri will serve as a key member of the Management Team and serve as an important strategic partner with the President and CEO. She will be instrumental in raising major gifts to support community access and climate resiliency—emphasizing Boston Harbor Now’s commitment to civic engagement, public policy, and DEI, alongside its longstanding work with the Harbor, waterfront and Islands on behalf of Greater Boston. Kerri will develop a strong partnership with Boston Harbor Now’s highly engaged Board of Trustees and Board of Advisors and work with our best-in-class development team and the rest of the Boston Harbor Now staff.
Boston Harbor Now looks forward to welcoming Kerri to the team mid July 2021.