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United Way names new senior vice president

Andrew Sheehy, former executive director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Greater Sacramento and Northern Nevada, will lead United Way California Capital Region’s resource development team. Sheehy will serve as senior vice president of resource development, directing individual giving campaigns and more than 700 workplace giving campaigns that benefit hundreds of nonprofits across Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties.

“Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position,” said Steve Heath, president and CEO of United Way California Capital Region. “He has proven strength in creating and executing successful fundraising campaigns. Not only will he be bringing this knowledge to United Way, all of our nonprofit partners will benefit from his work.”

At the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Sheehy merged regional offices while increasing fundraising results by formulating and implementing major gift campaigns targeting individuals, corporations and government funding sources. He secured two major national corporate relationships for the association. Prior to his work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Sheehy was the area director and program director for Lutheran Social Services of Southern California, where he developed and implemented a program that trained homeless and underemployed veterans for living wage jobs. A former member of the United States Marine Corps, Sheehy holds a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Northridge, and is an elected member of the Eureka Union School District board of trustees in Granite Bay.

United Way is the region’s leading provider of innovative solutions on the community’s most pressing issues, including high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers work together to provide positive, measurable results on these issues through United Way projects: STAR Readers, $en$e-Ability and Fit Kids. Community members can give, volunteer and advocate in support of the causes they care most about, benefiting United Way and hundreds of nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. United Way is an independent, local affiliate of United Way Worldwide. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.

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