Betsy Rigby, associate vice president at Bentz Whaley Flessner, has worked exclusively in fundraising for more than 30 years. She has spent half of her career in leadership fundraising roles for a range of Boston-area non-profits including the American Red Cross, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and others. She spent the other half of her career with the Partners HealthCare system where she created the first hospital-based talent management program and built professional development programs, among other responsibilities. She earned her master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.
Rigby has been active in professional associations throughout her career, serving as both a member of the steering committee and the development chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement of the American Association of Medical Colleges. She has also been a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served on the board of directors of Women in Development of Greater Boston. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences.