It is with great enthusiasm that Dini Spheris, principal and fundraising consultant, Sheridan Joslin relocates to the Dallas regional office of Dini Spheris. For the last six years, Sheridan has worked out of the firm’s Houston Office. With her January 2016 promotion to principal, Sheridan has been acknowledged to be one of the rising stars and future leaders of the firm. Looking forward to joining her Dallas colleagues on June 1, Sheridan said, “Over the past 40 years, Dini Spheris has partnered with many storied nonprofits in North Texas; helping them collectively raise over $2 billion. I am thrilled to continue the legacy of such important work and transformational success. Nonprofit organizations are a vital part of our community and as a consultant there is no greater satisfaction than helping an organization realize their aspirations.”
Immediately, Sheridan will assume the role of principal and co-leader of the North Texas Colorado Team. She is excited to have the opportunity to help lead this team in the Dallas market which includes Fort Worth and Oklahoma. As a principal, Sheridan’s responsibilities will include direct client service on capital and endowment campaigns and other services along with team management and team building, networking and sales and furthering the firm’s strong reputation as a leader in fundraising consulting in the region.
For over forty years, Dini Spheris has had a significant client service presence in the greater Dallas and North Texas Regions. Karen Larabee Waller, one of the founding principals of the firm, has led the Dallas, North Texas and Colorado regional work of the firm for over three and a half decades. “I am delighted to have a partner in leadership with Sheridan and know that her arrival points toward the day when Dini Spheris will celebrate 50 years of service to Dallas’ nonprofit community.”
Sheridan came to Dini Spheris after serving in major gift roles at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children’s Hospital. At Dini Spheris, Sheridan has consulted in the areas of capital campaigns and strategic planning for institutions as diverse as San Antonio’s new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts with its $54 million Capital Campaign, INTEGRIS Health Foundation, Health Care for the Homeless Houston and The Emery/Weiner School. Already, Sheridan is engaged with the leadership of Legacy Senior Communities in Plano. Of her move to Dallas, Sheridan reflected, “I’m excited about the move to Dallas and working in North Texas—in a way, it’s much like returning home. Early in my career I spent several years in the DFW area as a major gifts officer working with philanthropists. Now, as I am returning and reconnecting—I am finding again the generous and welcoming spirit of this community.”