Sean Maloney

Placed Leader

Sean Maloney

Vice President of Philanthropy
SOS Children's Villages - USA

November 2, 2019

Koya partnered with SOS Children’s Villages – USA on its Vice President of Philanthropy search. SOS Children’s Villages is the largest non-governmental organization dedicated to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children across the globe. In addition, SOS provides extensive emergency relief through our trusted partnerships with local agencies and governments, founded upon 70 years of expertise.

As Vice President of Philanthropy, Sean Maloney will oversee SOS USA’s individual giving programs, including major and mid-level donors, grassroots marketing and sponsorship programs.

With a passion for forging talent that drives capacity building for NGO’s, Sean leverages heart, mind, and disciplined execution to deliver high-performing outcomes. For the past decade, he has been directing world-class development operations, including strategic growth planning, expanding donor pipelines, and forging trusting global partnerships to open new markets and gain new funding opportunities. While operating in dynamic environments, and occasionally ambiguous territory, he relies on communication skills and the ability to bring people together to gain consensus towards mutual goals.

Prior to joining SOS, Maloney was the Director of Development & Fundraising Operations at Women for Women International, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides support for marginalized women survivors of war. In this role, he orchestrated all bottom-line factors, including company vision, long-range strategic planning, budgeting, relationship building, and the development and implementation of funding initiatives to drive growth and development. Maloney led Major Gifts, Events, and Administrative teams within Marketing, Development, and Communications.

Maloney was also tasked with ensuring the health of a portfolio of major and principal gift donors with six- and seven-figure gift capacities. Under his leadership, Women for Women International has created strategies to grow and sustain a robust network of current and future partners and built out new donor pipelines. These efforts have yielded consistent year-over-year growth in major donor revenue, and he is now tasked with doubling those revenue streams in the next five years.

In his personal life, Sean is an active member of the multi-sport community in Washington, DC. He has completed two Ironman races and is now training for his third. He serves as an Ambassador for the DC Triathlon club, and in this role helps introduce multi-sport to new triathletes and helps them find their place within the community. Ultimately, he hopes to compete at Kona – the world championships for Ironman – either through the legacy program or through podiuming in his age group.