Heather's primary role at Silver Lake is working with existing donors and cultivating new supporters. She attends many of Silver Lake's fundraising events, such as Fancy Camp, the Donor Dinner, the SLCC Golf Tournament, and the 60th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for this summer, where she will interface with donors and strengthen those relationships.
Heather has a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Social Work as well a Master's Degree in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from Bay Path University. She has worked in many non-profit and community programs including shelters, programs for children, and community-based foundations. She has experience in grant writing, coordinating volunteers, and non-profit administration. Most recently, Dineen was the Executive Director of Little Guild of St. Francis, a no-kill shelter in Northwest CT founded in 1960, and Chore Service, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides assistance to elderly and disabled residents.