Lawrence faith-based organization Lazarus House Ministries is pleased to announce Donna Morris has joined the organization as Director of Development. Donna comes to Lazarus House Ministries after serving sixteen years as the President of the Greater Salem, New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. In this role she was responsible for carrying forward the Chamber’s mission of supporting businesses in the region with advocacy, education, networking opportunities, visibility, and community involvement. During her tenure, Donna was instrumental in growing the size and scope of the Chamber, developing programming, engaging volunteers, administering the internal affairs of the organization, and staying at the forefront of Chamber industry trends. She also served in several leadership roles with NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (NHACCE), New England Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (NEACCE) and US Chamber Institute for Organization Management (IOM).

Donna is motivated by the Lazarus House’s mission. In her own words, “The most important thing we can do while we are on this planet is to help each other in times of need. Lazarus House does just that. But in addition to help, it also provides hope, dignity, and respect. I am looking forward to shifting the direction of my career to where it can contribute to this meaningful and profound mission.” She also recognizes there are challenges for Lazarus House Ministries that will need to be addressed in her service as Director of Development. “As I watch the news, I think one of the biggest challenges is going to be the economy. With current trends and rising inflation, it is not hard to anticipate an increase in need for the services provided by Lazarus House Ministries. In order to meet increased demands there will be a need to generate more revenue, engage more volunteers, and work collaboratively across all departments to maximize strategies used to service more people in need.”

Lazarus House Ministries’ Executive Director, Carmen Vega, is pleased to have Donna come to the Ministry, saying, “I am so happy to have Donna join our team. With years of experience under her belt and a positive “can do” attitude towards the mission, we are excited to have her strategically lead the Development team in the coming years.” Donna Morris can be reached for comment at:
(978) 269-5205