Get to Know Us: Maggie Dombroski


This month, Expect Miracles Foundation is excited to highlight one of our veteran staff members—our Development Director, Maggie Dombroski! From the Foundation's beginnings, Maggie has been an integral part of our organization. Her dedication to supporting the cancer community, and our mission, is an inspiration to us all.


Read below for our exclusive Q+A with Maggie!


Q: How long have you been at Expect Miracles Foundation?


I began my career with Expect Miracles Foundation in 2012 as an Events & Operations Assistant. As I grew professionally, Expect Miracles Foundation also grew as an organization. It has been an amazing nine years developing alongside this incredible non-profit.


Q: What inspired you to work for Expect Miracles?


My Mom passed away from cancer in 2001, and I am a childhood cancer survivor, so when I went to college, I dreamt of starting my own non-profit to help people who are facing a diagnosis. I went to school at Providence College (go Friars!) and during my senior year, I researched Boston cancer focused non-profits. I actually first stumbled upon The Samfund* and connected with Sam Watson. We spent the afternoon chatting about the challenges and benefits of beginning your own non-profit—from then on, I was eager to make a difference.


In October 2012, I stumbled upon a role at Expect Miracles Foundation—I vividly remember reading the online posting. A colleague had sent it to me and said "you would be perfect for this role."


After learning more about the organization, I was so inspired by the mission to bring the financial services industry together to raise funds for cancer research - it was so unique and unlike anything I had ever heard of. I majored in business in college, so it truly seemed like the perfect opportunity for all of my skills to align. And, given our merge with The Samfund in 2019, I now get to work with Sam Watson too. It is a small world!



Q: What's your role at the Foundation and what does your day-to-day look like?


I actually left Expect Miracles Foundation in early 2020 to move to New Jersey and welcome a baby to my family, but just recently returned in 2021 as a part-time Development Director. In this role, I focus on leading some of our many events like the Peloton Corporate Showdown, and (social) Distance Challenge, and also focus on stewardship with the Miracle Maker Leadership Council. I’m also often sharing my historical knowledge with my colleagues and helping with a handful of other projects!


Q: What do you love most about doing this work?


Through the work I do at Expect Miracles Foundation, I get to spend every day of my job honoring my Mom. Cancer has impacted my life in so many ways and this job is my chance to turn my experiences into meaningful support for so many others impacted by cancer.


Q: What are your hopes/goals for the organization this year?

My hopes and goals have stayed consistent over the past nine years and they remain the same for 2022. I hope to help more people impacted by cancer!


Q: If you could say anything to our supporters—volunteers, sponsors, and donors—what would you say?


There is only one thing to say - THANK YOU! As someone whose life has been defined by cancer, thank you for providing hope. Every donation makes a difference.


We look forward to seeing all of Maggie's future impact on the cancer community! Together, we can create hope.


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