Welcome Deb Hood, the Coalition’s new event manager
The Coalition is happy to welcome Deb Hood to our full-time staff as event manager! Deb will plan, organize, and lead the Coalition’s signature outdoor fundraising events, the Buzzards Bay Swim and the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride.
With an extensive background in television and video production, Deb has found a new home in the nonprofit field. “I’m an environmentalist at heart,” Deb says about shifting her career from producing television shows to running events. “It’s exciting to apply my skills to make a difference in this part of the world that I care deeply about and to start a new chapter that’s about giving back.”
Although Deb is new to the nonprofit world, she isn’t a stranger to Buzzards Bay. Deb and her husband are third-generation Wareham summer residents, and they’ve been members of the Coalition for over ten years. “Our best memories and experiences have been on the shores of Buzzards Bay,” she says.
As event manager, Deb is already channeling her passion for the Bay into the Coalition’s outdoor events, from the Swim and the Watershed Ride to the Golf Outing and other future fundraising events. The first one will be the Buzzards Bay Swim on Saturday, June 20. Registration just opened, and lots of swimmers have already signed up!
Raising the profile of these well-established events is an exciting opportunity for Deb, who’s looking forward to growing the events while making sure they continue to be memorable, safe, and a whole lot of fun. “It’s not often that fundraising events can be so closely tied with an organization’s mission,” she says. “We’re lucky that we can raise money to protect the Bay by getting out there and enjoying it!”