Denise is currently the Senior Director of Development and Marketing for Flyers Charities, the non-profit arm of the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers, where she is responsible for leading the fundraising, development and marketing efforts for the charity. Building valuable partnerships that increase the organization’s revenue, visibility and impact throughout the community is at the core of her role in the Philadelphia Flyers organization.
Denise has more than 15 years of professional experience in the corporate, non-profit, sports and entertainment industries, including the Philadelphia 76ers, The Franklin Institute and Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. A 2001 graduate of Penn State with a degree in Communications and Media Studies, Denise continued her education through certificate programs at Temple University and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, focusing on both executive event leadership and fundraising principals, respectively. Denise is also a stylist for Stella & Dot, a lifestyle and accessories company created to help women be their own boss, on their own terms (www.stelladot.com/denisesullivan).
Volunteering for mission-based organizations is where Denise feels she can make the most positive impact in the community. She is a board member for Music4More (www.music4more.org), a non-profit that collects instrument donations and recycles them into struggling school programs and music therapy programs for veterans, and Today Is a Good Day, (www.tiagd.org), a foundation started by dear friends (and Penn Staters) to support families going through the NICU journey. Denise also stays active with the local Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, and is the External Relations Lead for the first ever Comcast Spectacor Women’s Network.
A networker and connector at heart, she loves inspiring others and most importantly, she believes in the power of #dreamingherdream! She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.