Mark T. Cummings

Senior Associate

With 35 years in the profession of healthcare fund-raising, Mark has served several well-known regional and national organizations. Beginning in the early 1980’s he was elevated to Northeast Regional Director of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, after serving three years as Regional Fund-Raising Representative. In 1985 he was hired by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he served in a number of capacities for the Jimmy Fund, the fund-raising arm of the Institute, including Associate Director, Director of Planning and Special Events and Director of Operations. In 1994 he became the Director of Development for the Cancer Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

He served as SVP for Development from 2006 to 2013 for this four hospital healthcare system in Providence, RI and from 2000 to 2006 he served as Associate Vice President of Annual Programs and Direct Marketing at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, where he also served as Senior Director of Development Operations and was responsible for overseeing Annual Support, Individual Giving, Marketing and Development Service activities. He most recently served as VP, Chief of Advancement and Marketing at Franciscan Hospital for Children from 2013 to 2015.

He serves currently as president of Friday Forum, a thought-leadership organization of senior development officers in Boston and as a board member of NEAHP (New England Association of Healthcare Philanthropy).

He is a 1975 graduate of Providence College and earned a Master’s Degree in Mass Communications from Boston University’s School of Public Communication in 1980. He is married and has four grown children and one grandchild with another on the way.