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Nancy Simpson-Banker

We would like to thank Nancy Simpson-Banker for her five years of service to our community as our first dedicated Development Director. As of August 1, 2016, she has chosen to return to the world of healthcare philanthropy, where she worked for 20 years before joining our The Children’s Room (TCR) team.

Since 2011 when Nancy joined the staff, philanthropy has doubled allowing us to serve 55% more individuals in direct grief services. We added Family Nights and dramatically expanded our community groups and teen programming. Nancy spent much of her valuable time and energy developing and cultivating personal relationships with our individual, foundation, and corporate donors. We are financially strong and have seeded our endowment with a $100,000 donation.

We wish Nancy well and feel fortunate to continue to count her as a member of our community, both as a Circle Donor and Advisory Board member.



Kim Cayer

Please join us in congratulating Kim Cayer on her promotion to Philanthropy Director. Kim has served as the Development Associate at TCR since 2010 where she oversaw major events, the annual fund, and grant writing. Many of you know Kim as our extraordinary community tour guide where she brought to bear her six years as a TCR program volunteer. Her enthusiasm, deep knowledge of development, and dedication to The Children’s Room and the local community make Kim the ideal person for this job. Kim currently serves on the Board of Youth Services in Arlington and is a former board member of the Arlington-Belmont Crew Club, Robbins Farm Park and PTO Co-President of Arlington’s Brackett School. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College where she was a member of the varsity gymnastics team. Kim resides in Arlington with her husband Mike and their three children.

Kim will continue to be supported in her work by Philanthropy Coordinator, Becca Harris.


The Children’s Room does not charge for its services to children, teens, and families. Ninety eight percent of The Children’s Rooms $950,000 operating budget is supported by philanthropy.

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