Heather Sullivan has more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy and is recognized for her ability to align institutional resources to maximize fundraising and create meaningful engagement opportunities.
Prior to the BAC, she was the Executive Director of Philanthropy at Merrimack College. During her tenure over six years at the College, she also held the position of Director of Major Gifts and Campaigns. Heather played a pivotal role in the College's first comprehensive fundraising campaign while leading a team of professionals overseeing annual, major and planned giving. She was instrumental in helping to secure more than $64 million in support of endowed scholarship, capital, athletics, and research initiatives. Heather also brings significant experience in corporate and foundation fundraising, helping to revitalize strategic grant seeking programs at both Babson College and Joslin Diabetes Center.
She received her Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Master in Business Administration from Saint Mary's University.