Life Science Cares Boston is thrilled to welcome Emily Stanford as our new Director of Advancement. In this new role, Emily will build on our roadmap for growth and bring in the resources required to supercharge our community investment goals.

“Life Science Cares Boston is an organization with a big mission, one that is going to wide and deep commitment from industry stakeholders to achieve,” said Sarah MacDonald, President of Life Science Cares Boston. “Emily has the demonstrated ability to build meaningful connections between companies, employees and community-based organizations in order to drive outcomes. We’re excited to welcome her to the team.”

For over 13 years, Emily Stanford has been a leader in the fundraising community in the Greater Boston Area, specifically in the health and human services sector. Emily recently left her position as Vice President of Corporate Relations at United Way of Massachusetts Bay where she built strong corporate partnerships and cultivated a portfolio of key donors and stakeholders.

Emily was also responsible for co-creating and presenting UW’s Board Connection, a certificate program to train outstanding board members as well as helping build and launch BoSTEM, a program focused on keeping youth connected to and inspired by STEM career opportunities.

Additionally, Emily also connected fundraising to her passion of the performing arts and was a lead volunteer for the Boch Center. Emily is an alum of the Institute of Nonprofit Leadership Core Certificate Program.

As a graduate of Syracuse University and a native of Denver, Colorado, Emily feels lucky to now call Boston home and lives here with her husband and daughter. When not keeping busy with raising money for causes she cares about, Emily can be found playing board games with friends and family, reading, or ideally taking a road trip!

Look for Emily out and about soon!