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Borgatti Joins WGBY as Major and Planned Giving Officer

SPRINGFIELD — WGBY announced that development professional and BusinessWest 40 Under Forty alumna Monica Borgatti has joined the public television station as major and planned giving officer.

Borgatti, a Western Mass. native, has years of experience working with not-for-profit organizations in the region. Most recently, she worked as senior philanthropic service administrator at U.S. Trust in Glastonbury, Conn. Prior to that, she was development manager at the Center for Human Development in Springfield and resource development and communications director at Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity.

In 2011, Borgatti was named one of BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty, a celebration of young business and civic leaders in the Pioneer Valley. She is active in the community, serving as president of Women in Philanthropy of Western Mass. and as a committee member for the Women’s Fund of Western Mass. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in non-profit management and philanthropy from Bay Path University.

“Major and planned giving provides vital and growing revenue for WGBY,” said Rus Peotter, the station’s general manager. “Monica’s knowledge, experience, and networks are terrific assets that she brings to support WGBY’s work throughout our service area.”

WGBY also announced that Jodi Fallon Fern, who joined its major and planned giving department in 2002, has been promoted to director of major and planned giving, replacing Laurie Leichthammer, who left WGBY in May 2014 when she and her husband relocated to New Hampshire.

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