Director of Development & Community Relations

Sheri Douglass

Sheri brings depth of experience and a passion for creating positive initiatives for the organizations she works for. Her journey in the non-profit sector began in the city of Houston, where she started her career with the American Cancer Society, working at the grassroots level of fundraising. She later joined the American Diabetes Association, where she oversaw their Gala, a pivotal event for the organization. Following her tenure there, Sheri stepped into the role of Development Director for GHBA HomeAid Houston.

Over her 15-plus years in the non-profit sector, Sheri has cultivated a deep understanding of the importance of forging meaningful connections, tailoring stewardship efforts, and orchestrating strategic fundraising campaigns. Her primary focus has been to instill a culture of philanthropy within organizations. Sheri’s commitment to community engagement and a deep sense of mission awareness underpins her track record.

Sheri’s academic foundation was laid at The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech, specializing in Corporate Communications. A family-oriented individual Sheri chose to relocate to Tyler, Texas, a place known for its warm and welcoming culture, scenic rolling hills, lush trees, and its proximity to her loved ones. With her young adult children residing in Dallas and Denver, Tyler was a natural choice for her next chapter.