New Leadership for the New Year

Danforth’s Beloff Tapped to Chair Special Olympics Massachusetts Board of Directors

Danforth Advisors’ Co-founder/Managing Director, Gregg Beloff to provide leadership to the organization through the 50th anniversary campaign and celebration.

Marlborough, MA – January 27, 2017, – Special Olympics Massachusetts is honored to announce that Gregg Beloff has accepted the role of Chairman at the December 1st annual board meeting. Mr. Beloff is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Danforth Advisors – a consulting firm specializing in providing strategic CFO advisory services and operational accounting to biotechnology and healthcare technology companies. He has more than 15 years of experience as a Senior Executive in the biotechnology industry. Prior to his CFO roles, Mr. Beloff was a life science investment banker with Adams, Harkness & Hill and he began his career as a corporate attorney with Gaffin & Krattenmaker, a Boston-based law firm. Mr. Beloff holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and completed his J.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

In addition to his business accomplishments and management skills, Beloff brings nearly 20 years of Special Olympics volunteer experience to the chairmanship. Since 1989, he has assumed roles including Special Olympics coach and board member. In 2004 Beloff helped found Bio-Ball – an event that has grown into a $250,000 per year fundraiser that partners Boston area biotech companies with Special Olympics Basketball teams for an annual tournament in March. To date, Bio-Ball has raised over $1,400,000 in support of Special Olympics Massachusetts basketball including Unified Sports – athletic training and competition where athletes with and without disabilities play on the same team. In 2016, the event raised $258,000.

“I am excited to work with Gregg as we continue to grow this movement, his leadership, vision, dedication,  commitment and passion for our mission will lead us to terrific success” said Mary Beth McMahon, President and CEO.   Mr. Beloff will be leading the effort to increase awareness, raise funds and spread the mission of Special Olympics Massachusetts through the 50th anniversary campaign and celebration which will begin in 2017 and continue through the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics Movement in 2018. The celebration will feature highlights from the past 50 years of Special Olympics including past accomplishments while focusing on the legacy of the athletes, volunteers and supporters of Special Olympics with a goal of building communities of inclusion throughout the state.

In addition to Mr. Beloff, the 2017/18 Special Olympics Massachusetts leadership will include the following appointments:

  • Chair: Gregg Beloff (Danforth Advisors, Co-founder/Managing Director)
  • Vice Chair: Eric Spindt (Managing Partner, Commonwealth Financial Group)
  • Immediate Past Chair: Doug Keith (Director Institutional Sales, GMO LLP & Special Olympics MA Parent)
  • Treasurer: Julie Santosus (Partner, Cutwater Capital, LLC)
  • Clerk: Debbie Millin (Sr. Director, Systems and Scalability, Globalization Partners)


About Special Olympics Massachusetts:

Special Olympics Massachusetts provides year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programming for 12,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state in over 95 year-round sporting competitions. Through the power of sport, the movement transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.




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