Seán Lavelle, BS, MA, is the interim executive vice president and chief development officer for Caron Treatment Centers. Seán oversees the completion of the “Open the Door” campaign that will ultimately raise $120 million in support of patient scholarships, special programs, endowments, and capital projects.
He has more than 17 years of experience with development and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. His experience and expertise include major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, board development and management, special event planning and execution, and an overarching commitment to advancing mission.
Seán joined Caron Treatment Centers in 2015 as the regional vice president for the greater Philadelphia market. He was responsible for overall operations and reach in the tri-state area with responsibilities that included board management and development, community outreach, business development, alumni and parent support, and strategic partnership and fundraising.
Prior to Caron, he served as the vice president of development for the Gesu School in Philadelphia from 2010 to 2015 where he launched and successfully completed the school’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. Before Gesu School, Seán served as the director of corporate and foundation relations for Gwynedd-Mercy University during the “Futures Campaign” that raised over $35 million. From 2002 to 2007, he served as a program coordinator at La Salle University where he developed a fundraising program focused on local and international community service outreach and immersion programs.
Seán also lived and worked in Mexico for nearly two years as a program coordinator for Los Niños, a bi-national, nonprofit organization. He helped to facilitate service immersion programs and partnerships with local schools and community centers in and around Tijuana.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph’s University and his Master of Arts degree from La Salle University. Seán also earned a certificate in nonprofit fundraising from La Salle University’s Nonprofit Center.