Declan J. Sheehy serves as Chief Development Officer at Senior Friendship Centers. Previously, he served as Senior Advancement Officer for The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. Prior to joining The Bishop, Sheehy and served as Assistant Director of Development for the Ringling and assistant director of special gifts for the Smith Fund at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. He oversaw fundraising, outreach, special gifts and strategic prospecting. Sheehy also oversaw the development of new programs and revamped the Sophia Smith giving circle program to encourage giving. His career spans over 30 years in marketing, finance and the non-profit world.
In his spare time, he has been a founding partner in the successful Bekrshire County, Mass Women’s Financial Empowerment series. He has served on the board of Tanglewood Business Partners, Berkshares local currency initiate and was state president of the Massachusetts Jump$tart Coalition for personal financial literacy where he ran numerous events to further the cause of financial literacy.