Prior to joining Phoenix Philanthropy, Cheryl served as Interim Associate Vice President and Chief Development Officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Preceding this, she was Senior Director of Development at UAHS, where she was responsible for facilitating development activities with College and University leadership, overseeing a team of development officers, and managing a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects. Prior to this, Cheryl was Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director for the Pima Community College Foundation and was a member of the College’s leadership team; and Director of Development for the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy through the University of Arizona Foundation. She began her work in the nonprofit sector as Vice President for Development and then President of Junior Achievement of Southern Arizona. In 2001, the Association of Fundraising Professionals named Cheryl Southern Arizona’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive and she is a 2006 alumna of Greater Tucson Leadership.
Volunteer Highlights (past & present): CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District VII, CASE Commission on Philanthropy; Association of Fundraising Professionals; Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona; Social Venture Partners Tucson; Board of Directors of the YWCA of Southern Arizona; and Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.