More than 200 community supporters, business partners and Fund for Women Founders honored Susan Dunn Sherk recently as she received the Fund for Women’s prestigious First Founders Award.


Sherk, a consultant specializing in helping nonprofits with capital campaigns, has committed her personal and professional life to helping others. Following a 30-year career working with the U.S. Congress and finishing at the Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., Sherk began her fundraising career as a major gifts officer for Sarah Lawrence College.


When Sherk moved to Delaware in 1999, she served as the grants manager and interim executive director of the Delaware Community Foundation, and subsequently as development director for the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. She also served as chair of the Fund for Women 2006-2008.


“If you want to get something done,” said keynote speaker Sen. Chris Coons, “put a woman in charge.”


About the Fund for Women


Created in 1993, the Fund for Women of the Delaware Community Foundation is a permanent endowment and source of funding for programs that address the unmet needs of women and girls in Delaware. Since inception, the Fund for Women has awarded more than $1.9 million in grants. The original goal of the Fund was to obtain 1,000 Founders, each contributing $1,000, to create a $1 million lasting endowment. Now, more than 1,300 men and women have become Founders, and thanks to their generosity and fundraising success, the endowment now exceeds $3.2 million. To become a Founder or for more information about the Fund for Women, visit www.delcf.org/ffw.


About the Delaware Community Foundation


The Delaware Community Foundation manages charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations, and distributes income from the funds as grants to humanitarian, educational, health and cultural entities throughout the First State and around the world. With 1,200 funds, $255 million in assets and annual grants of about $13 million, the Foundation provides a lasting source of charitable funding to benefit Delawareans today and for generations to come. Since 1986, the Foundation has been connecting people who care with the causes they care about, helping to make Delaware a better place to live and work. For information, please call 302.571.8004 or visit www.delcf.org.


More than 200 community supporters, business partners and Fund for Women Founders honored Susan Dunn Sherk recently as she received the Fund for Women’s prestigious First Founders Award.

Sherk, a consultant specializing in helping nonprofits with capital campaigns, has committed her personal and professional life to helping others. Following a 30-year career working with the U.S. Congress and finishing at the Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., Sherk began her fundraising career as a major gifts officer for Sarah Lawrence College.

When Sherk moved to Delaware in 1999, she served as the grants manager and interim executive director of the Delaware Community Foundation, and subsequently as development director for the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. She also served as chair of the Fund for Women 2006-2008.

“If you want to get something done,” said keynote speaker Sen. Chris Coons, “put a woman in charge.”

About the Fund for Women

Created in 1993, the Fund for Women of the Delaware Community Foundation is a permanent endowment and source of funding for programs that address the unmet needs of women and girls in Delaware. Since inception, the Fund for Women has awarded more than $1.9 million in grants. The original goal of the Fund was to obtain 1,000 Founders, each contributing $1,000, to create a $1 million lasting endowment. Now, more than 1,300 men and women have become Founders, and thanks to their generosity and fundraising success, the endowment now exceeds $3.2 million. To become a Founder or for more information about the Fund for Women, visit www.delcf.org/ffw.

About the Delaware Community Foundation

The Delaware Community Foundation manages charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations, and distributes income from the funds as grants to humanitarian, educational, health and cultural entities throughout the First State and around the world. With 1,200 funds, $255 million in assets and annual grants of about $13 million, the Foundation provides a lasting source of charitable funding to benefit Delawareans today and for generations to come. Since 1986, the Foundation has been connecting people who care with the causes they care about, helping to make Delaware a better place to live and work. For information, please call 302.571.8004 or visit www.delcf.org.