Donor Spotlights

Thank you to all our donors for their support and generosity. Learn more about the people who contribute to DOVE and join a community of passionate people dedicated to supporting survivors and ending domestic violence. 


"My name is Betsy Lussier and I am a long standing supporter of DOVE. I became involved many years ago when I was looking for opportunities outside of my home to be of service. I went to an information night and the mission of DOVE really resonated with me. 

I became involved and began working on fundraising and event planning. The more I learned about the organization, the more I wanted to be involved. The staff’s passion, the programming and the impact these programs had on people’s lives was amazing. I took the DV training and spent some time volunteering in the shelter working with the children. I joined DOVE'S Board of Directors in 2011 and served six years, including 2.5 years as Board President. I am extremely proud of our accomplishments and the way DOVE has grown into a forward thinking inclusive organization. 

Supporting DOVE is important to me because I want to stand behind an organization that serves people and carries out its mission with great intention and passion. Over these past fifteen years, I have seen the impact that DOVE’s programs and services have made to so many. As long as the need exists, I will continue to support DOVE. 

The best piece of advice I ever received is - you learn a lot more by listening than speaking."

Donor Spotlights - Doug Briggs

"My name is Doug Briggs and I am the Chairman and CEO of Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance. I was originally introduced to DOVE through Betsy and Phil Lussier while Betsy was on DOVE's board of directors. The first DOVE event I attended was a gala and the incredible experience left me inspired to become more involved with DOVE's important work supporting survivors and their families within the community.


The issue of domestic violence is important to us because it aligns so well with our charitable giving mission of supporting organizations that provide basic human needs such as food, shelter, and healthcare. We have supported organizations such as Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Habitat for Humanity, and the South Shore YMCA in the past. We are proud to support DOVE as they provide survivors of domestic abuse safe housing.


The best piece of advice I have received was my parents to be honest, ethical, and caring for others."

Donor Spotlight_ Barbara Maida.png

"My name is Barbara Maida and I am a retired professional jeweler. I live near my 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren, whom I enjoy playing an active part in their lives. My children and I are survivors of domestic violence and it has been a passion of mine helping other victims become survivors. I first learned about DOVE while looking for an organization to volunteer at. I proceeded to get involved by attending all of DOVE's trainings so I would be informed on the domestic violence issues that people were facing in today's society.

I absolutely LOVE donating and supporting DOVE because of their broad range of services. I am also grateful for the extremely devoted staff and volunteers who are always ready to help in any way they can. As soon as you walk into a building with someone from DOVE, you can feel the love.

The best piece of advice that I have received came many years ago: listen to what your inner voice is telling you and you won’t go wrong."