The Delaware Grantmakers Association announced the selection of Cynthia Pritchard as its president and CEO.

Pritchard fills the vacancy created by Wil Sherk’s retirement. The selection was made after a national search and selection process. Pritchard began her work for DGA in February.

Pritchard’s resume includes more than 30 years of executive planning, administration, communications and programmatic experience in the nonprofit and private sectors. Pritchard has served as executive staff for United Way of Greater Augusta, Workforce Plus, ACS, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Red Cross and Nationwide Insurance. She also served as adjunct faculty in Blue Ridge Community College’s Student Development Program and served as a board member and leader of multiple local, state and national nonprofit organizations.

Prior to this appointment, Pritchard was president and CEO for the United Way of Greater Augusta, developing and implementing fund development programs, community impact models and providing strategic and operational direction for the organization. Pritchard demonstrated a remarkable capacity to galvanize effective coalitions and partnerships through her orientation to collaborative processes, an approach the DGA Board deems critical in expanding the reach and impact of the nonprofit sector. Pritchard also led the state of Virginia in Public Policy for United Way Worldwide at the State and National level, as well as bringing together the United Way’s across the state to develop statewide collaborations.