Development Memories (1970s-80s)

From Lo Hartnett

This is the Development Department in the spring of 1979 taken in the palacial offices of the 110 Western Avenue garage.

The mad money-raisers are:

Standing – Susan Ballough, Nancy England, Katie (Murphy) Fisher, Jo Madden, John D. Carver, Debby (Thorburn) Ashton, Sam Tyler, Michael Newton.

On the desk – Lo Hartnett, Barry Forbes.

Sitting (floor) – Marilyn Bernardo (she started in the 50’s with Helen Fox), Linda Wege, Hugh Colliton, Sandra (Scott) Tyler, Luvenia Green, Mary White, Cindy (O’Connor) Madden.

A few of us are still fund raising in Public TV land.

"The Fun-d Raising Ladies" (circa summer 1999)

All (but Candy) worked in Development, most in the 70-80’s. There are five former Development Directors (present day title) in this photo.

Standing – Kay Twomey, Sally Foskett, Helen O’Malley, Jeanne Brodeur, Wendy Davidson, Marilyn Bernardo, Nancy England, Amy Meyers, Jo Madden.

Seated – Cindy (O’Connor) Madden, Mary Meadows, Helen Fox, Lo Hartnett, Candy Cutler.

Helen Fox (Foxy) and Marilyn Bernardo started in late 50’s. Marilyn retired in the mid 80’s. Kay Twomey is a 20+yr volunteer. Helen O’Malley introduced computer technologies and established the WGBH contributor database iin 60/70’s. Mary Meadows is the only one still at GBH.

Here’s John D. Carver, Development Department, Underwriting (circa 1980s).

Always Charitable, Nancy England Succumbs to Cancer at 57

I want to let you know that a former ‘GBHer, Nancy England, who worked there in the ’70s in development with Sam Tyler, John Carver, and John Kerr, died last week of cancer.

Nancy was close to Christy Moore Millet, Lisa Getman Ellis, Jo Madden, and several others from that period. Christy and I visited her the week before she died. She attended the re-union several years ago.

The Party I



Is this a man whose fondest dreams have come true — or whose worst nightmares have materialized?


Probably the former. Fred and Ruth Barzyk celebrate at the immensely successful WGBH reunion.


Vern Coleman, Benny Krol and Phil Collyer.


Chris Pullman and Doug Scott.


Paul Souza.


Paul Souza and Moon Nimon.


Jo Madden.


Frank Lane, Hillary Kimmel and Rich Harrison.


Fred Barzyk with Nancy Mason Hauser.


Jack Celli and Carl Piermarini.

Photos: 71 Don Hallock; 72 – 81 Jeffrey Dunn