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Madelene Francese, Director of Development and Marketing

Ms. Francese joined Hebrew Senior Care in 2007 to oversee the fundraising operation for Hebrew Senior Care and its affiliates. Ms. Francese is charged with securing funds in support of operations, capital projects, special programs and endowment.  Since arriving at Hebrew Senior Care she has successfully raised in excess of $5.0 million in support of operations and capital improvements. Ms. Francese has been fundraising on behalf of the nonprofit community for 34 years with the majority of that time spent in the Greater Hartford region. Ms. Francese estimates that she has raised in excess of $25 million in operating support for museums, higher education, the arts and health care.   Ms. Francese was given the marketing responsibilities in January 2017.   

Before joining Hebrew Senior Care, Ms. Francese worked for The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts for 10 years and during that time raised more than $8.0 million in operating support. Prior to joining The Bushnell, Ms. Francese was the Annual Fund Manager at Newington Children’s Hospital and subsequently Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  During her tenure at CCMC, Ms. Francese was responsible for organizing and carrying out the week-long grand opening activities for the new children’s hospital; a proud achievement.

Ms. Francese’s favorite part of her job is getting to know her donors and providing the necessary funding for those individuals who we care for every single day. 

Ms. Francese earned B.A. from Connecticut College.  


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