Sinéad Stafford
Fundraising Manager

Born and living in Dublin, Sinéad fell in love with the non-profit sector back in 1995 while working in a voluntary capacity first with St. Michael’s House & later with The Irish Wheelchair Association before moving on to a full-time position with Concern Worldwide in 2002.

Sinéad joined Active Retirement Ireland in July 2018 taking on the temporary role as the Finance and Operations Manager. Currently she is the Fundraising Manager. In this role Sinéad assists with all of Active Retirement Ireland’s fundraising efforts. Her expertise includes fundraising, strategic planning and implementing fundraising strategy in line with the overall organisation strategy. She also focuses on new business and fundraising development nationwide and identifies potential opportunities with corporate donors & partners. Sinéad is passionate about the work of Active Retirement Ireland and really enjoys the interaction with members through events and fundraising.

Previously, Sinéad was Fundraising and Office Manager with Irish Society for Crohn’s and Colitis Disease along with roles at Ronald McDonald House, Sightsavers, ISPCC, Concern Worldwide. Sinéad has a HDip in Psychotherapy from UCD, a BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy & Higher Certificate in Arts, Clinical Counselling & Psychotherapy from DBS, as well as a Certificate in Counselling skills from NUI Maynooth. Sinéad has a keen interest in mental health awareness and mental health policy.