Born and raised in Montreal, Sean has worked in the world of fundraising and development for more than a decade. After graduating from McGill University with a BA in Political Science, he moved to Washington DC where he worked for the Canadian Embassy in their Public Affairs Section, and then Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies. Returning to Canada, Sean has made a home in Toronto, and continued to work in the university sector, first as an academic administrator, and since 2003, as a fundraising professional. He spent more than twelve years in various roles at the University of Toronto, first with their Division of University Advancement, and then with the Faculty of Law. In 2016 he moved to the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University where he directs the fundraising activity for Canada’s largest business school.
The energy and dynamism of the Ted Rogers School has impressed Sean from his first day:
“The students, faculty and staff at TRSM are second to none, and demonstrate on a daily basis the impact that an engaged and motivated population can have on a wide range of issues. This school is at the forefront of developing a generation of socially conscious business leaders, and the mission of the TRSM Advancement Office is to continue to expand our capacity to do so. We achieve this by sustaining our existing relationships with a wide range of supporters, all while developing new ones for the benefit of our programs.”
Sean has also spent some time as a carpenter, trains and teaches martial arts weekly at DeSantos Martial Arts Studio, and volunteers with the University of Toronto’s Soldiers’ Tower Committee - helping to organize one of the city’s best Remembrance Day Services at the country’s second largest war memorial: the Soldiers’ Tower at U of T’s St. George Campus. Most recently Sean joined the board of French for the Future/Français pour l’Avenir, a non-profit organization that promotes the benefits of bilingualism to Canadian youth.
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