Seán Lavelle serves as Regional Vice President for Caron Treatment Centers in Philadelphia. In this role, Seán is responsible for the management of Caron's Philadelphia Office and the many groups and workshops that are held at the Plymouth Meeting site. Seán also works with Caron's Philadelphia Advisory Board and alumni volunteers to coordinate Caron's annual Philadelphia Gala. Seán’s fundraising efforts in the region are critical in supporting Caron’s mission to raise funds for patient scholarships, special programs, endowments and capital projects. In addition to fundraising, Seán works closely with the region’s Regional Resource Directors and Student Assistance Program staff to build and nurture strategic relationships with a cross-section of industry professionals whose missions align with Caron.
Seán also works closely with families in crisis and is able to help guide individuals and families struggling with the disease of addiction to their next best step – assessments, outpatient treatment, residential treatment, etc. Seán comes to Caron after serving as Vice President of Development for the Gesu School in Philadelphia. He began his tenure at Gesu in 2010 and successfully led the school through an $8 million campaign for scholarship support. Seán formally launched a Legacy Society for Gesu and secured over $4 million in pledges over a three-year period. In addition to overseeing the day to day operations of the development office, he was also responsible for major and planned gifts as well as support for capital projects.
Seán is a proud alum of St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia as well as St. Joseph’s University where he earned a BS in Sociology. Additionally, Seán completed his undergraduate credits studying at the National University of Ireland in Galway and would later return to the Philadelphia area to secure his MA from La Salle University. He has also received a Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising from La Salle’s Nonprofit Center.
Seán lives in Glenside, PA with his wife Shannon and his two boys, Liam and Finn. He grew up in Glenside and has lived in the Philadelphia area for the better part of his life. His family is personally connected to Caron and immensely grateful for the services provided to his loved ones who remain sober to this day.