Greg Sharkey serves as senior philanthropy advisor for The Nature Conservancy. He assists donors in considering various gift plans to accomplish their philanthropic goals, and helps state-based fundraising teams with strategies for their donors. Greg also counsels donors on the features, benefits and limitations of charitable giving platforms like donor advised funds and private foundations.
Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy in January 2008, he served as director of planned giving/senior development officer at his alma mater, Denison University. Greg directed all aspects of Denison’s well-established planned giving program, and managed a traditional portfolio of major gift prospects as well. He was a trial lawyer and partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Sweeney, Sheehan and Spencer prior to his career in philanthropy. He is a graduate of Denison University (1984) and Villanova University School of Law (1987).