Cheryl Cerny is a Certified Salesforce Administrator with twenty-five years of experience in the fundraising industry, including over twenty years leading operations at higher education and healthcare organizations. She is well-versed in technology and data analytics projects that aim to strengthen fundraising operations.
Prior to joining Zuri Group, Cheryl served as Associate Vice President of Advancement Operations at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and as Campaign Director for their $350M philanthropic campaign. There, she led the advancement system's Salesforce CRM implementation and established a fundraising technology ecosystem with a technological bench strength equivalent to Fortune 500 enterprises. Cheryl has also held leadership positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, and Bentley University.
Cheryl graduated from the University of Richmond, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Business Association (MBA) focused on digital transformation and organizational leadership. In addition to her Salesforce certification, she is IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) 4 Foundation certified. Cheryl lives in central Massachusetts with her family and two pups. In her personal time, she enjoys volunteering her technical and fundraising skills to small nonprofits, especially those needing a jumpstart on Salesforce.