MAB Community Services Welcomes Laura Alpert as New Chief Advancement Officer

Headshot of Laura AlpertBrookline, MA – (February 14, 2022) MAB Community Services (MAB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Alpert as Chief Advancement Officer. Laura brings a wealth of 25 years of experience in development, marketing, and communications for hospitals and nonprofit organizations, including Massachusetts General Hospital, The Dimock Center, Pine Street Inn, and United Way of the Greater Capital Region in Albany New York. She most recently served as the Vice President of Philanthropy at Boston Arts Academy Foundation.

Laura will join MAB’s senior leadership team on February 14, 2022. She will lead a six-member Advancement and Communications team that increases awareness of MAB’s mission, and impact, builds relationships, and secures support from private individual and institutional donors. The Advancement department also supports “Team With A Vision,” an international team of visually impaired runners, sighted guides, and volunteers who raise funds for MAB’s statewide vision rehabilitation services.

“We are thrilled to have Laura join our team,” said Barbara Salisbury, Chief Executive Officer of MAB Community Services. “MAB works with people with disabilities, helping them to have a full and satisfying life, to be in the driver’s seat of their own life. We’re always looking at how we can be more effective and what we can do to make a real difference in the lives of the people we serve. We’re looking forward to Laura building on our past fundraising successes to help us get the resources to take those next steps to address those gaps. Her extensive experience in development and communications will bring a fresh perspective and professional leadership to help us get to where we want to be.”

“MAB Community Services perfectly fits my commitment to building awareness and to offering donors the opportunity to invest in people and programs that build on strengths and support satisfying lives,” said Laura. “MAB’s leadership also clearly believes and invests in our staff and participants. I’m very honored to join this great team.”

After graduating from the Epstein Hillel School in Marblehead, then called Cohen Hillel Academy; and from Swampscott High School; Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Brandeis University and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from The Heller School at Brandeis University. She has served on numerous Boards of Directors, currently volunteers with The Trustees of Reservations, and will soon join Boston Arts Academy Foundation’s Advisory Council.

A Quincy resident, Laura enjoys traveling, reading, playing piano, singing, playing tennis, and spending time with her Boston Terrier, Daisy.

MAB Community Services specializes in individualized rehabilitation, and family-focused strategies that help individuals with a range of disabilities live full lives in the community. The organization’s three distinct divisions are the Ivy Street School, MAB Adult Disability Services, and Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. They work tirelessly across the entire organization to promote acceptance, inclusion, equality, and diversity.