Bottom Line is happy to announce the appointment of Alicia Adamson as the managing director of Development and External Affairs for Massachusetts region. Prior to joining Bottom Line in 2016, Adamson served as senior director at United Way of Massachusetts and Merrimack Valley for seven years successfully raising millions annually and transforming the philanthropic impact of donors. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Adamson worked in product and brand marketing roles for both Reebok International and Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions.
Bottom Line’s mission is to help low-income and first-generation students get in to college, graduate from college and go far in life by providing one-on-one guidance and support. In Massachusetts, Bottom Line is serving 3,000 students out of the Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and Worcester offices. Bottom Line has grown into a multi-state support network with offices in New York City and Chicago with plans to expand to Atlanta. “Alicia Adamson is a passionate leader with proven successes in engaging key stakeholders through fundraising, engagement and mission driven impact,” says Denella Clark, National Chief Development Officer, Bottom Line.
She brings more than ten years’ experience in nonprofit management, development and marketing specializing in donor affinity groups. Adamson is the founder emeritus of the National Black Women’s Society Inc. (formally YBWS). She is a member of the Mayor Martin Walsh’s Women’s Commission. She has been recognized as a leader by Harvard Business School’s Young American Leader’s Program, is a Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 award recipient and an NAACP Image Award recipient. She is committed to closing the opportunity gap for the next generation of leaders and empowering individuals to make an impact in their communities.
As managing director, Adamson will work with the executive director as a senior member to lead the fundraising and communications efforts for Bottom Line Massachusetts. She will serve as a key thought leader within the organization and will work closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders to retain and expand existing funding streams with a focus on increasing revenue from individual, foundation and corporate donors.