Sean has been fundraising for more than twenty years. He began his fundraising career as the Director of Development for Children of Bellevue, Inc. at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. He then served on its Board of Directors having various responsibilities including Chair of the Development Committee and Board President. During his tenure, Sean successfully led a program and capital effort for the construction and development of the Frances L. Loeb Child Protection and Development Center at Bellevue Hospital.
In addition, Sean led the development effort as trustee of Buckley Country Day School, an independent school on Long Island, NY, for ten years. As chair of the development committee, he implemented seven annual giving programs, donor cultivation events, special events, and two capital campaigns. He served on its executive, finance, investment, governance, and buildings and grounds committees.
Sean also has provided hands-on planning and implementation support for a number of other nonprofit organizations. He has worked with independent schools, social service, and religious organizations on all development related activities. His work has included board assessments and development, major donor cultivation and solicitation, annual giving, development office management and staff recruiting, budgeting, grant writing and management, special events, and alumni and membership publications.
Sean also spent twenty years working in the financial services industry. He has both equity and fixed income investment experience from his work at Merrill Lynch, Weiss Peck & Greer, Credit Suisse Asset Management, and New Amsterdam Partners. Sean first worked as a product specialist and then as a client service officer.
Sean is the sole member of Sean Collins Company, LLC, an affiliate of Constellation Advancement. He is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business with an M.B.A. and holds a B.S. from Virginia Tech.