Senior Community Centers Promotes Sheona Richardson as Director, Annual Giving and External Relations

Senior Community Centers Promotes Sheona Richardson as Director, Annual Giving and External Relations
August, 2011 Client News

Senior Community Centers, the leading provider of services to culturally diverse, low-income seniors in San Diego, has promoted Sheona Richardson to Director, Annual Giving and External Relations.

In her new role, Richardson provides organizational and strategic leadership in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors. She also plans and oversees the successful execution of their annual campaigns as well as the agency’s marketing and public relations efforts.

Richardson has been an integral member of the development team of Senior Community Centers since July 2006. She began her career as a development coordinator, advancing to marketing and development officer, and then to senior development officer. “Sheona’s passion and commitment to improving the lives of San Diego’s at-risk seniors has played an integral role to the success of our organization,” says Paul Downey, CEO and president, Senior Community Centers. “We are very lucky to have her on our team and look forward to seeing her flourish in her new position.”

Richardson, a resident of San Diego, earned a bachelor of arts in political science from San Diego State University. She has also earned a certificate in fundraising management from The Fundraising School, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and a professional certificate in meeting and event planning from San Diego State University. She is a founding member of Women Give San Diego and a member of Young Non-Profit Professionals Network, San Diego Chapter.

About Senior Community Centers

Founded in 1970, Senior Community Centers is a nonprofit agency transforming the aging experience for San Diego seniors through nutrition, health and wellness services, advocacy and transitional and supportive housing that increase the quality of life for seniors living in poverty and allowing them to live independently for as long as possible. The organization has been skillfully led for more than15 years by Chief Executive Officer and President Paul Downey. Downey is also the president of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and the California Nutrition Coalition. For a complete list of volunteer opportunities or more information, please visit, Facebook or Twitter, or call (619) 487-0727.