Throughout my career, I have been passionate about serving and helping the nonprofit sector.  I currently teach nonprofit management courses in the Master of Public Administration program through the Institute for Public Service at Suffolk University.  As I have for many years, I also volunteer on nonprofit and higher education boards.

My background includes 20 years as a senior leader at prominent nonprofit institutions in Massachusetts.  As Executive Vice President at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, my responsibilities included identifying strategic priorities to advance the mission while ensuring impact—and supporting this through financial stability and effective governance.  Previously, as a Vice President at Merrimack College, I provided strategic direction for policies and operations, incorporating sound fiscal management and stewardship of resources, including tuition rate setting, tuition discounting, revenue generation, and institutional productivity. 


At MassDevelopment, I managed the economic development agency’s bond financing and lending programs, with a particular focus on consulting for a wide range of nonprofit institution clients, including colleges and universities, independent schools, cultural organizations, and human service & elder care providers.  Personally managing over $1 billion of bond underwritings, my work included analyzing clients’ finances to provide them with structuring options, advocating on their behalf throughout the financing process, and acting as key liaison among attorneys, bankers, and other parties. 

I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and my Master of Public Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, MA.

Trish Gannon

Contact me at gannon4nonp@gmail.com to discuss your organization's projects and needs.