Sharon is an experienced development professional with proven success in developing fundraising strategies. Sharon joined the Five Rivers MetroParks team in 2018 as the Corporate Giving and Grants Manager where she is responsible for seeking alternative revenue for the MetroParks, primarily from foundations and corporations.
She previously served 12 years as the Annual Giving and Scholarships Officer for Sinclair Community College, 5 years as the Director of Development and Marketing for Carillon Historical Park, and 2 years as Assistant Development Director at Archbishop Alter High School.
Sharon earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton. She currently serves as the Immediate Past President on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Dayton Chapter and on the Committee on Directorship for AFP International. She has previously served as Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect, President, NPD Chair and on several AFP Committees for our local chapter. Sharon was awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential for fundraising professionals which recognizes tenure in the profession and demonstrated fundraising achievement.