SPRINGFIELD — The Loomis Communities announced that John Anz, former director of Development and interim executive director for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO), has joined Loomis as director of Development and Community Engagement.
He will be responsible for fund development and outreach to the three Loomis-affiliated senior-living communities: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis Village in South Hadley, and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield.
Anz joined the SSO as Development director in 2019 and served as interim executive director of the organization from April through December 2021. He has a 20-year career in development that includes independent schools, the YMCA, and music and the arts. Prior to joining the SSO, he worked as director of Development at Berkshire Hills Music Academy in South Hadley.
According to Marge Mantoni, CEO of the Loomis Communities, “we are fortunate to have someone of John’s skill and expertise to assist us in developing resources to further our mission to ‘open doors to worlds of positive aging.’ We also take our responsibility as a good nonprofit corporate citizen seriously in engaging a range of stakeholders in the communities we operate and in the region at large.”
Anz added that “Loomis has a century-plus-long reputation of excellence in Western Massachusetts, delivering locally managed independent living, assisted living, and skilled-nursing care on three beautiful campuses in our region. I am excited to be a part of this extraordinary team, and look forward to expanding development opportunities for the Loomis Communities and strengthening its well-earned reputation for engaging the region and people who live here.”