Christopher Thomas

Senior Director of Principal Partnerships

Chris Thomas has worked in fundraising for over 20 years. As part of a team lead by Tim Torgerson, Chris is working with donors and other ACS staff to secure high-level gifts that will impact our mission with a focus on the American Cancer Society research efforts. Chris initially joined ACS to manage their first capital campaign and to create their major gift program. He helped guide the New England Division toward their 70 million dollar New England wide capital campaign with a focus on completing the 40 million dollar Greater Boston component of the Campaign and continues to work with lead donors to help support key Division funding needs. He has been with the American Cancer Society for over 17 years.

Chris was a longtime member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Massachusetts Chapter Board of Directors where he has served as president along with a variety of other officer positions and presently serves as co-chair of the Diversity Fellowship program he created. He has additional fund-raising experience as Campaign Director with both the New England Medical Center and the Merrimack Valley United Fund. Chris is a graduate of Harvard University and is married with 4 daughters. 

Contact Chris Thomas at 781.258.7912.

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