Marlene Harrington joined BellXcel in 2012 as the organization's first Chief of Staff. In this capacity, Marlene was responsible for ensuring efficient collaboration between senior team members, supporting Board development, and overseeing projects of strategic significance to the organization, including the launch of BellXcel’s transformative impact partnership with the YMCA.
Today, Marlene oversees BellXcel’s national and regional philanthropic efforts while stewarding a portfolio of institutional donors. She brings over a decade of fundraising and development experience to the role, including leadership positions with College Bound Dorchester, City Year Rhode Island and the Highlander Charter School. In these roles, Marlene led all aspects of fund development, public relations and project management toward the execution of strategic fundraising plans. For over five years, she also served as a staff member with Senator Lincoln Chafee, where she collaborated with state, federal and international government and non-governmental organizations to meet the needs of Rhode Island constituents. Marlene is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island.