Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth Names Kelly DiPersio Director of Development

Kelly DiPersio

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, whose mission is to provide affordable housing to low- and moderate-income people, is pleased to announce that Kelly DiPersio has been named Director of Development for the organization. The announcement was made by Executive Director Amy Belmore, who previously held the Director of Development position before being promoted earlier this year.

“We are thrilled to have Kelly join our Habitat team and are certain that she will make meaningful contributions here as we seek to grow as an organization and build more affordable homes throughout our service area,” said Amy Belmore, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth. “Without question, the need for affordable housing in our community is massive and we are fortunate to have committed people like Kelly working together with hundreds of volunteers to make a difference.”

Kelly brings with her more than two decades of experience in leading philanthropic campaigns and major fundraising efforts for several well-known organizations. Previously, DiPersio served on the Board of Directors at the Kennedy-Donovan Center for twenty years, guiding them through challenging changes in the field of developmental services. She also held previous fundraising and development positions at Wellspring Multi-Service Center, Saint Coletta’s Cardinal Cushing Schools, and South Shore Health and Education Foundation.

Dipersio is a Kingston resident with an unwavering passion for human services, inclusion, advocacy and the importance of nonprofit service. She understands the importance of helping donors to direct their impact at all levels, including major gifts, legacy giving and leadership campaigns.

As Development Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, DiPersio will be responsible for the successful implementation and execution of the organization’s fundraising efforts. She will be lead the cultivation and stewardship of corporate and individual partnerships, as well as the strategic planning for new and existing fundraising efforts.

To date, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth has built thirteen homes and completed major rehab projects on another six. The homes have been occupied by 72 people; 58 of those being children who were able to learn and grow in these safe spaces. This affiliate has also completed more than 75 repair, weatherization, and/or disability ramp projects through its “Brush with Kindness” program.  The organization currently has new projects in the pipeline in Carver and Plymouth, as they work to address the urgent and growing need for affordable first-time homeownership in the area.

In total, over the last 25 years, the organization has served hundreds of individuals from infants to seniors and provided the Greater Plymouth community with “a hand up, not a hand out”. To learn more about this affiliate and how to get involved, visit hfhplymouth.org.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, Inc. is a registered non-profit organization with a mission of providing decent affordable housing in the region.  Their office, along with its ReStore, is located at 160 N. Main Street in Carver and the service area includes Plymouth, Kingston, Carver, Middleboro, Plympton and Lakeville. In addition to complete home builds, they also make repairs on existing homes that are essential for health and safety.  An application process is required for those interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner. HFHGP is continuously seeking volunteers, financial support, and furniture/building material donations to the ReStore.  More information and volunteer sign-up can be found at www.hfhplymouth.org, and readers are encouraged to follow HFHGP and HFHGP ReStore on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.  Questions can be directed to info@hfhplymouth.org or 508-866-4188.