Bentley University is pleased to welcome Shawn Cote as its new Leadership Gift Officer (LGO).
In this role, Shawn will be reporting to Betsy Whipple, Director of Leadership Gifts. Previously the Director of Major Gifts for Athletics at Northeastern University, Shawn brings a decade of development experience to this new position. During his time at Northeastern, Shawn led a team of staff and volunteers, reorganized the department’s corporate partnership efforts resulting in a 40% increase in net revenue, and maintained a portfolio of 100+ prospects. Shawn has a M.S. in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University and his B.S. in Sports Management, Marketing Concentration from Thomas College. Prior to his career in development Shawn served in the military and received the Army Commendation Medal.
Bentley University has been committed to excellence since its start in 1917 as the Bentley School of Accounting. Currently celebrating 100 years since its founding, Bentley enjoys a reputation as one of the nation’s leading undergraduate and graduate schools. It attracts highly ambitious and talented students because of the unique blend of business, technology and liberal arts that a Bentley education provides. Bentley is known nationally and internationally as a business-focused center of learning that integrates business with arts and sciences to produce graduates who are respected in their professional lives as well as socially conscious of the impact they make on their communities.