Fundraising professionals to host luncheon

HOLYOKE The Association of Fundraising Professionals' luncheon meeting will be at the Delaney House, Rte. 5 at Smith's Ferry in Holyoke on Feb. 13, with registration and lunch beginning at 11:45 a.m. and a presentation taking place at 12:30 p.m.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital's "Caring for the Future Campaign" started with an internal goal of $5,800,000 and concluded in September 2007 having raised $12,261,931. This campaign is the largest community-based campaign in Hampshire County's history. The campaign included a $900,000 Kresge Challenge grant, the Foundation's fifth largest award to a Massachusetts hospital. Along the way, the campaign held a series of unique events, communicated widely about the hospital's goals, engaged many new friends and had a lot of fun. Come hear some of the highlights of the "Caring for the Future Campaign."

Diane Dukette is Vice President of Development at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, where she has worked since 2003. Former positions include Assistant Vice Chancellor of Advancement at the University of Massachusetts and Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving for Connecticut Children's Medical Center. She is on the board of the Alumnae Association of Smith College and serves on Smith College's Medal Committee. Dukette is the former chair of the West Springfield Public Library Board of Trustees. She holds a BA from Smith College and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

For information contact Karen F. Blinderman at or by fax at 739-5896.