Wellesley Volunteers announced that it would host a presentation by Bethany Kendall, president and chief executive officer of Executive Service Corps of New England on volunteer recruitment and retention.
This event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington St., at 7 p.m.
Executive Service Corps' mission is to enhance the overall impact of the nonprofit community by enabling organizations to operate more effectively to meet the needs of their constituencies. Kendall is a renowned expert on volunteerism with vast experience in marketing and communications.
Funded by a grant from the Fund for Wellesley, this presentation is free and open to the public. Both non-profit and municipal organizations that rely on volunteers are particularly encouraged to attend.
The mission of the Fund for Wellesley is to promote the common good and to benefit all residents of the town. The Fund for Wellesley serves as a permanent source of funding to foster innovation and collaboration in support of community needs and opportunities.
Wellesley Volunteers is an initiative designed to bring together Wellesley residents interested in volunteering with Wellesley charitable and other nonprofit organizations or municipal departments and agencies that need volunteers. By utilizing an external website, Wellesley Volunteers enables these groups to publicize their requirements for volunteers and provides these individuals with a central source at which to find meaningful volunteer opportunities. Wellesley Volunteers was created by a grant from the Fund for Wellesley to promote volunteerism in the town of Wellesley. The grant, prepared by the Wellesley Volunteers Task Force, is being administered by Wellesley Friendly Aid.
Kendall previously held the position of president of The Ad Club, the largest advertising and marketing communications trade organization in the country. In this capacity, she oversaw all strategic planning and alliances, educational and professional development programs, advocacy, and a $2 million budget, as well as presided over a $1.5 million endowment to promote workplace diversity. Prior to her tenure at The Ad Club, Kendall was the first chief executive hired by the Downtown Crossing Association where as president she served as spokesperson for several hundred businesses and successfully advocated for a multi-million dollar improvement in infrastructure and municipal services. Just prior to her current position, she was executive director of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, where she managed all international and U.S. activities for this prestigious organization devoted to developing “leaders in service,” graduate students addressing health related needs in underserved communities. She began her career with Beth Israel Hospital as director of Volunteer Services, managing 250 volunteers in direct patient care, administration and research. Kendall holds a master’s degree from Boston University’s College of Communications and is a graduate of Simmons College. She has been involved on the boards and committees of a number of civic initiatives and human service agencies.