Bucks County Historical Society welcomes new Vice President of Advancement, Heather Cevasco

    The Bucks County Historical Society (BCHS) recently named Heather Cevasco as Vice President of Advancement. The Vice President of Advancement provides leadership to support the BCHS’s institutional mission-driven initiatives. This senior leadership position identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major gifts and grants from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources to support the BCHS’s mission, and achieve the museum’s strategic goals.

    Through both her professional career and volunteer activities, Heather has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to building stronger communities across Bucks County and Pennsylvania.

    For two decades, Heather worked in the public sector, first serving as District Director for State Representative Chuck McIlhinney, and then progressing to become his Chief of Staff as he moved to the State Senate. In these roles, Heather helped guide a legislative agenda that focused on improving the lives of Pennsylvanians. She also oversaw a constituent community outreach and services operation that kept her involved with Bucks County organizations and residents.

    After leaving the public sector, Heather brought her community and legislative skills to the healthcare industry where she most recently served as Director of Community and Government Affairs for Doylestown Health.

    BCHS President and Executive Director Kyle McKoy warmly welcomes Ms. Cevasco to her new role, stating, “Heather’s breadth of experience in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors will be a major asset to the Bucks County Historical Society, and will allow BCHS to continue to grow and fulfill our mission and serve our community in a meaningful way.”

    Heather adds, “I am excited to take on this new role and continue the efforts I have made to promote BCHS over the past decade as a volunteer and as an active member of the Board of Trustees. To be part of such a wonderful group of committed volunteers, staff, and Board members who are all focused on the bright future of this organization, is an honor. I look forward to utilizing my background and the community connections I have made over the years to help bring BCHS to the forefront and increase our fundraising efforts, partnerships and collaboration in the community.”

    Heather most recently served as Chair of the Bucks County Historical Society Board of Trustees and has been involved with the organization for many years. In her role as a trustee she helped provide the organization with sound governance, strategic oversight, and direction, along with supporting and organizing fundraising events to support the Mercer Museum and promote education programs for Fonthill Castle.

    “The Trustees of the Bucks County Historical Society are very excited to support Heather Cevasco as she transitions from the Board to a full-time staff member as Vice President of Advancement. Heather will be a tremendous asset in her new position and I am honored to follow her very capable presidency of the Board of Trustees and look forward to an exciting year ahead”, says Linda Hodgdon, incoming Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Bucks County Historical Society.

    Heather is also dedicated to helping individuals with mental health issues and disabilities, and served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lenape Valley Foundation from 1999 – 2009. Her efforts on behalf of LVF helped secure funding and recognition for a number of Foundation programs and services. She previously served as LVF Board President and was honored in 2002 as a recipient of the Lenape Valley Foundation President’s Award. She continues to be involved with the organization serving on the Lenape Valley Trust Board.

    In 2015, she proudly received the Ted Lindeman Outreach Foundation Humanitarian Award for her service in the community.

    Her other board and commission memberships through the years include the Bucks County Bar Foundation Board, Greater Bucks Mont Chamber of Commerce, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Bucks County Playhouse Artists, Network of Victims Assistance, Bucks County Emergency Health Council, Bucks County Local Emergency Planning Committee, Children’s Cultural Center of Bucks County and Soroptimist International of Bucks County.

    Heather resides in Plumstead Township with her husband, John.

    PHOTO CAP: Heather Cevasco

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