SPRINGFIELD — With extensive experience in resource development at Holyoke Community College, Boston College, Elms College, and Westfield State University, Patrick Carpenter is joining New England Public Media (NEPM) as senior director of Development.
Most recently, he served as director in Institutional Advancement at HCC, where, under his leadership, annual giving increased dramatically, new-donor participation grew substantially, and a multi-year capital campaign was designed. Carpenter was the first Major Gifts officer at Westfield State University and increased private support of endowed funds through his major and planned giving work.
He is a sponsor liaison for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District 1, president of the Southampton Youth Athletic Assoc. board of directors, and has served as president of the Elms College Alumni Assoc.
Carpenter holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Elms College and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Bay Path University. He currently teaches sociology at Elms College as a member of its adjunct faculty.
“I am thrilled to be joining New England Public Media as the new senior director of Development. I am impressed by the work of the development team at NEPM, as well as the leadership of President Matt Abramovitz,” Carpenter said. “NEPM’s goals are quite impressive, and I look forward to working with the development team, Matt, the NEPM board, and others from within the organization to help bring the vision for the organization to fruition.”
Abramovitz added that “we’re all looking forward to working with Patrick. He has had tremendous success as a fundraiser, even during the pandemic, because he has a knack for building relationships and rallying people to a cause. He’s a creative, passionate team builder who is as dedicated to public media as he is to our region.”