Gannon Consulting for Nonprofits LLC
My experience includes: serving in senior leadership positions at major nonprofit and educational institutions; providing consulting expertise to nonprofits exploring new strategies and opportunities; and being a thought leader and active board member at several institutions. My varied career has enabled me to associate with a number of organizations, as employee and board member. I’ve included more information on many of these past and present affiliations below:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB)
Executive Vice President (13 years)
BGCB’s mission is to help young people, especially those who need it most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. BGCB provides a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs to young people ages 6 to 18 through nine Clubs in Boston and Chelsea and its YouthConnect program.
Vice President (7 years)
Merrimack College is a four-year, private university with a residential campus based in North Andover. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs, all enriched by its Catholic Augustinian heritage. Merrimack’s mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives.
Senior Managing Director (10 years)
MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, banks, and communities to stimulate economic growth. It offers financing and real estate solutions to support companies and nonprofits, increase housing, eliminate blight, and drive economic growth across Massachusetts.
Suffolk University (Instructor, and
Board of Trustees)
Suffolk University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university located in Boston and offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in its Law School, College of Arts & Sciences, and Sawyer Business School. Suffolk provides students with experiential and transformational learning opportunities that begin in the center of Boston and reach across the globe.
Financial Executives Alliance Nonprofit Affinity Group
FEA is a national affinity group administered by First Republic Bank with local networks throughout the country, including in Boston. The networking group gathers financial decision makers of regional nonprofits, connecting peers to discuss industry-related issues and best practices, and providing opportunities to hear from leading experts through informational education programs.
Boston Architectural College
(Board of Overseers)
The Boston Architectural College (the BAC) is a nonprofit professional college dedicated to architecture and design. Offering undergraduate and master’s degrees in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies, the BAC’s model of professional practice means design education happens both in the classroom and in the field.
YWCA of Greater Lawrence
(Board of Directors)
The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts (formerly Greater Lawrence) serves women, children, and families each year with a common vision for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for everyone. Its comprehensive, grass-roots network of programs, resources, workshops and support services are designed specifically to help women secure the information and help they need to transform their lives.
Blessed Stephen Bellesini Academy (Board of Trustees)
Blessed Stephen Bellesini Academy is an independent, Catholic middle school dedicated to providing quality scholarship education to young men and women from limited financial means living in Lawrence. It provides an academically challenging and highly structured environment that develops the potential for each student to succeed in competitive secondary schools and colleges.
Small sampling of clients at MassDevelopment:
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Science
Newbury Court Retirement Community
Phillips Academy, Andover
Seven Hills Foundation
Worcester Polytechnic Institute