By Liz Sullivan
After two years as the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Stewardship & Development for the Diocese of San Jose, Sue Pershon was recently appointed as the new manager for the Diocese’s Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA).
“Sue brings a great deal of knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to the position,” said Joe Naylor, DSJ Chief Development Officer for Stewardship and Development. Naylor joined the Diocese in July, replacing Bill Matthews, who recently retired after nine years as the Director of Stewardship & Development.
Prior to working for the Diocese, Pershon spent many years working in parishes.
Married, with two children, Pershon worked at Holy Family School in the 1990’s as school bookkeeper and tuition manager. Then she moved to Saint Christopher Parish, where she worked for 14 years coordinating all aspects of ADA for the parish.
While working at the Diocese, Pershon has supported the ADA team with reports to the parishes, helped with the annual ADA training sessions and coordinated the major donor receptions and volunteer appreciation luncheons.
In addition, Pershon has served as Development Coordinator for the Drexel School System in the Diocese. In this position, which she will continue, Pershon has assisted in building a donor database, organized donor events and tracked donor pledges to the Drexel program.
“I am very excited about this new opportunity,” said Pershon, “and take what I have learned at the parish level and share it with the rest of the Diocese.”
To learn more about the ADA, visit www.dsj.org/ways-to-give/annual-diocesan-appeal. ADA 2018 kicks off in mid-January.