Melanie Craig, Chief Executive, Suffolk Community Foundation, is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Bloom as the new Director of Philanthropy and Engagement.

Hannah has worked in fundraising and marketing roles for twenty years, mainly for charities local to Suffolk. In 2010, Hannah worked on The EACH Treehouse Appeal to fund the build of a new children’s hospice for Suffolk, which she names as one of her career highlights. Making use of her experience of capital campaigns, in 2017 Hannah moved on to lead The EACH Nook Appeal which raised £13m to provide a new children’s hospice for Norfolk.

Recently, Hannah spent almost four years at St Elizabeth Hospice as Director of Income Generation.  In this role, she oversaw fundraising, marketing and retail, which included delivering The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 art trail. Hannah joins us from Beat Eating disorders, a national charity, where she was Director of Marketing and Income Generation.

Hannah lives in Mid Suffolk with her husband and two teenage sons, who are Ipswich Town season ticket holders, and her two dogs.

Hannah said, “I am excited about joining the team at Suffolk Community Foundation. I have worked with the organisation in different ways for many years, most notably on the Surviving Winter campaign when I was at Age UK Suffolk. I have always been passionate about making a difference in my local community, so I am delighted to be able to use my skills and experience to help Suffolk Community Foundation connect causes that matter with people who care.”

Melanie Craig said, “I am delighted that Hannah is joining the team.  Her experience is hugely valuable and I am sure that she will play an integral role in the future of the Foundation.”