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About the Perkins Trust
The Perkins Trust was created in 2007 to advance Perkins' mission and support our local, regional, national and international programs through philanthropy. The Trust reports to the President and the Perkins Board of Trustees and is advised by the Trust Board. Since its inception, the Trust and Trust Board Chair Corinne Grousbeck have recruited an exceptional group of volunteer leaders.
Leading the Perkins Trust – Kathy Sheehan, Executive Director
Kathy Sheehan joined Perkins in October 2009 as Executive Director of the Perkins Trust. She previously worked at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston as Chief Advancement Officer. Kathy led BGCB's development effort for their groundbreaking $108 million Comprehensive Campaign that concluded in June 2008.
At Harvard, she developed a national network for non-alumni support for the Divinity School's Women's Studies in Religion Program. At Wellesley College, Kathy was a Senior Development Officer and served as Director of the College's Business Leadership Council. Kathy serves on the board for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Kathy is a graduate of Smith College and earned a Master of Divinity at Boston University.
Over the course of her career, Kathy has enjoyed working at what she considers to be institutions and organizations that are "best in their class." As Executive Director of the Perkins Trust, Kathy has helped the nation's first school for the blind expand its reach and continue to be an innovator in the field of education.
For more information about the Perkins Trust and how you can support Perkins, please contact:
Amber MacDonald, Perkins Trust Office
Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472