Nancy Simpson-Banker has worked in the non-profit sector for over 30 years. She has extensive major gifts, capital campaign, annual fund, and special events experience and is a talented public speaking coach. She worked in healthcare development for fourteen years in New England and nine years in higher education in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. She has served numerous non-profits as a fundraising consultant since 2003.
Nancy has served as a fundraising consultant since 2003. In 2011, she took a break from consulting to serve as the first Director of Development of The Children’s Room: Center for Grieving Children where philanthropy doubled during her 5-year tenure. Prior to that she served as Vice President for Philanthropy at Faulkner Hospital for 8 years. During her tenure at Faulkner Hospital (member of Partners Healthcare System) annual fundraising doubled and the Hospital received its first million gift in its 100-year history. Prior to her appointment at Faulkner, Nancy was Vice President for Development at the Winchester Hospital Foundation and Director of Development/Capital Campaign Director at Mount Auburn Hospital. Before entering healthcare, she worked in development and public relations at Saint Francis University and Indiana University.
Nancy served on the board of the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy from 1990-2008 and served the organization as President and Regional Conference Chair. Additionally, Nancy served on the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Board of Trustees for three years. Nancy has been an active fundraising volunteer for numerous community organizations among them the Massachusetts Easter Seals Society and the First Parish Church in Needham. She is a frequent conference speaker. Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree from Indiana University. She earned the designation of Fellow in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP) in 2003.