Cathy Sweet is vice president of Institutional Advancement. Ms. Sweet has 18 years of management and fundraising experience, most recently as special assistant to the president for Board and External Relations at Gallaudet University, where she started working in 1994 as director of Individual Giving.
During her tenure at Gallaudet, she served as executive director of Institutional Advancement, leading two capital campaigns that raised more than $70 million for scholarships, program support and the construction of two academic buildings. In her most recent position at the university, as special assistant to the president, she served as the university’s liaison with the board of trustees and board of associates and led all congressional relations activities.
Before joining Gallaudet she worked for United Way, where she directed a community service center that served deaf and hard of hearing citizens in Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Ms. Sweet earned a master’s degree in counseling from Gallaudet University and a bachelor’s degree in education from University of North Carolina.