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Molly Bouffard

Molly Bouffard

Advancement Services Manager

 860-408-4252

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Molly Bouffard is a Smith College graduate and certified fundraising executive who has served the nonprofit sector for nearly 15 years. Her experiences include fundraising and volunteer management positions in environmental, higher education, healthcare, and arts-based organizations. Prior to Walker’s, Molly was the assistant director for volunteer services in the Smith Fund. A self-described “database geek,” she enjoys helping people and organizations reach their goals by leveraging technology. She is a UCONN certified master gardener, a certified MBTI administrator, and a graduate of the Institute of Coaching and Positive Psychology. Molly is an active volunteer and advocate for local agriculture and environmental education. She enjoys exploring the outdoors from coast to coast, but her heart will always be in New England with her loved ones and her trusty dog, Zeus.


What was it about The Ethel Walker School that made you want to work here?

The opportunity to use my skill-set to make a difference at an important organization. Educating young women to become leaders in their communities and the world. The variety of programs and learning opportunities available to students as well as the diverse student population.

Who is your biggest female role model?

Laura Ingalls Wilder – because she could do pretty much anything — survive pioneer life and live into the 20th century to describe it and make it accessible to generation that wouldn’t have otherwise known about it. Reading her books made me feel like I could do anything, and be self-sufficient, too.

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school? Why?

History because I love seeing the trends among civilizations and groups of people, how we are always the same yet still always evolving.

What is your favorite Walker’s tradition?

Reunion

If you were to give advice to an incoming Walker’s student, what would it be?

You are braver, stronger, and more capable than you realize.

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
– Audrey Hepburn

What advice would you give to a graduating Walker’s senior?

Do what interests you (study what interests you in college) – make your choices based on what feels right to *you* not what other people expect of you or what will get you a “good job”. In the end, these are the choices you’ll wish you had made anyway!

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is the most rewarding part about working at Walker’s?

Creating organized and efficient internal systems systems to stay better connected to alumnae, families, and donors.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Gardening, homesteading and spending time with my family outdoors.