As Senior Vice President for Philanthropy, Sheila is responsible for connecting Community Foundation donors to philanthropic causes they care about, facilitating legacy and planned gifts and establishing charitable funds that impact our local community. She works closely with the Foundation’s programming team to join together donors who are interested in co-investing to local charities for greater leveraged impact.
Sheila was most recently the Chief Advancement Officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and Senior Vice President with the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. During her 10-year tenure with both Foundations, she was charged with developing an advancement department with formalized goals and structure.
Sheila earned her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation in 2013 and has served as an educational speaker on charitable giving topics for over ten years.