Community Foundation adds four members to team

August 28, 2014

The Delaware Community Foundation has welcomed new team members De’Sean Deary, Marie Mauk Stewart, Kelly Sheridan and Terri Waller.

Deary, of Patterson, N.J., is the DCF’s new accounting associate. Deary graduated from Delaware State University in 2013 with a degree in accounting and is currently a student in DSU’s master of business administration program. Deary served as a corporate tax and small business lending intern with CIT, a New Jersey-based financial holding company.

Sheridan, administrative/development assistant for the DCF’s Georgetown office, recently moved from Baltimore, Md., to Lewes. Sheridan has more than 23 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including special events, annual giving, and database management. Most recently, Sheridan was annual giving manager at The Family Tree in Maryland, a statewide child abuse prevention agency.

Stewart, client services manager, spent more than 30 years in client services and human resource management at Fort Hill Company and DuPont. A Wilmington resident and University of Delaware graduate, Stewart recently completed a three-year term as board chair for the Music School of Delaware and also served two terms as president of the Wilmington Arts Commission under Mayor Dan Frawley. She also has served on the boards of United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Children’s Home of Delaware, the Delaware Symphony, Opera Delaware, and the American School in London.

Waller, of New Castle, is the DCF’s new administrative assistant/office manager. Waller has 30 years of experience as an executive administrative assistant at the Raskob Foundation and the New Castle County Education Association. Waller is a member of the Blood Bank of Delmarva LifeSaver Club and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

“We are delighted to welcome De’Sean, Kelly, Marie and Terri to our team,” said DCF president & CEO Fred Sears. “They are skilled, energetic and most importantly, committed to making a positive impact on the First State.”

The Delaware Community Foundation manages charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations, and distributes income from the funds as grants to humanitarian, educational, health and cultural entities throughout the First State. With more than 1,200 funds, $255 million in assets and annual grants of about $13 million, the foundation provides a lasting source of charitable funding to benefit Delawareans today and for generations to come. For details, call 302-571-8004 or go to