Director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations
(413) 623-8991 ext. 111
John Anz recently joined the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA following eight years as Director of Alumni Relations at The Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, MA. While at Williston, John built a robust and global alumni program while playing an integral role in the successful completion of a $36 million comprehensive campaign. Originally from New York City, John also graduated from Williston Northampton before moving on to Trinity College in Hartford, CT., majoring in philosophy. A member of Trinity’s high-powered squash team, John eventually returned to his alma mater to coach this top-ranked program. John also sits on the board of directors and development committees for a number of non-profit organizations dear to his heart. He lives in Easthampton with his wife Brenna, son Bennett, and daughter Teagan.
Brenda A. Marsian, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
As Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA looks to new strategic approaches to fund-raising, it is turning to Brenda Marsian, Chief Development Officer for guidance. Prior to joining BCCYMCA in 2009, Brenda was Director of Development for Springfield College for eight years where she provided leadership to a successful $40 million campaign. A Certified Fund-raising Executive, Brenda was a consultant with Ketchum, Inc. and managed major gifts for Western New England College, University of Connecticut and Northfield Mount Hermon School. She holds a master of arts in communications from the University of Hartford and a bachelor of arts in English from Western New England College. She and her husband John Kaufhold have a son Shawn who they hope will one day attend Camp Becket.
Stewardship and Advancement Services Specialist
Kim Raftery arrived in March in the newly established Stewardship and Advancement Services Specialist position. With twelve years of progressive non-profit operations and development experience in higher education and health care, Kim will be instrumental in streamlining our database software system, and ensuring the accuracy and accessibility of alumni, prospect and donor records for the operational needs of the YMCA. Kim has a bachelor of science in regional planning and mass communications from Westfield State College and was previously the Advancement Services Manager at her alma mater and the Development Operations Coordinator for Northern Berkshire Healthcare. While at Northern Berkshire Healthcare, she coordinated the $12 million CARE Capital Campaign for North Adams Regional Hospital. An equestrian, Kim has also worked as the secretary for the Town of Stockbridge Planning Board. She lives in Pittsfield with her husband and step-daughter.