NNE Salvation Army Announces New Donor Relations Director

Jan 12, 2024

The Salvation Army Northern New England Division is pleased to announce Michael Sullivan as its new Donor Relations Director for the Division.

With over a decade of experience in resource development, Mike comes to us from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, where he served as the Director of Development, where he served as the Director of Development. Prior to that, Mike held significant roles with Thomas College as Principal Gifts Officer and with World Vision US as their Northeastern US Major Gifts Officer, showcasing his dedication and skills in cultivating meaningful relationships with donors.

One of Mike's notable strengths lies in grantsmanship, having spent time at Maine General in Augusta, where he honed his expertise in writing private, state, and federal grants. His understanding of grant processes and strategies will undoubtedly contribute to our continues success in securing funding for our important initiatives.

The Donor Relations Director (DRD) will play an integral role in the success of this Divisions' fund development efforts, providing leadership in all major gift strategies and communication. In this role, he will identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and upgrade major gift prospects and donors, acting as the primary contact between The Salvation Army and all major donors. The Salvation Army Northern New England Division serves people living in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and has roots that date back to 1884. The organization encompasses 20 Salvation Army Corps Community Centers in this region in addition to 210 Service Units, staffed by volunteers. 

Mike holds a master's degree in non-profit management from Northeastern University, demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning and professional growth. He earned his bachelor's degree from The University of Maine Farmington.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to join The Salvation Army family and contribute to the meaningful work being done here," Sullivan said.

Mike resides in Brunswick, Maine with his wife, Kailie, and two young children, Eliana and Declan.


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