Boston Architectural College hires Heather Sullivan as VP for Institutional Advancement
Boston Architectural College (BAC) has appointed Heather Sullivan vice president for institutional advancement. Ms. Sullivan will oversee the College’s Institutional Advancement operations in areas of development, fundraising, alumni affairs, advancement services, and grants.
"Heather's skill in alumni engagement, communication, and professional development have prepared her well to connect with BAC alumni, firms, and friends as well as our students and staff who are so vital to advancing our mission," said BAC president Dr. Mahesh Daas. "I am confident the College's investment in an innovative institutional advancement platform will thrive under Heather's leadership―along with her ability to strengthen our extensive network of alumni and partners who have been instrumental in building this platform."
Ms. Sullivan most recently served as executive director of philanthropy at Merrimack College, where she had a key role in supporting more than $64 million of donations for a range of causes. She has more than 20 years of experience working in philanthropic ventures, and demonstrated expertise in aligning resources to maximize fundraising and engagement opportunities.
"I strongly believe in the power of higher education to transform lives and the power of philanthropy to bring opportunities to all," said Ms. Sullivan. "I am particularly enthused to work for the BAC, a college with a deep commitment to providing excellence in design education and practice to an inclusive, diverse community."