Senior Director of Fund Development joins CCAOH

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford is pleased to announce that David Sellery has joined the agency as the Senior Director of Fund Development to lead the nonprofit human service agency’s essential fundraising efforts.

Sellery comes to CCAOH after serving as Director of Development and Member Engagement for the American Association of the Order of Malta in New York City, where he was instrumental in the association raising more than $22 million. He also has experience as a Director for Development at the Healthcare Chaplaincy and Settlement of Housing Fund, both in New York.

David Sellery’s primary role at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford will be managing a comprehensive fund-development strategy.

Before his Catholic confirmation this spring, he served many years as an Episcopal priest leading congregations in Connecticut, New York, and North Carolina.

“David comes to Catholic Charities with a unique and comprehensive understanding of the social service field, an appreciation for our faith-based mission, and many years of experience raising funds for not-for-profit organizations, focusing on community development, healthcare, and education,” said Marek Kukulka, CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford.

Sellery’s primary role with CCAOH will be overseeing the strategic direction and implementation of fundraising efforts that include major gifts, an annual fund, fundraising events, donor cultivation, and corporate/foundation relations.

“I am thrilled to join Catholic Charities and contribute to its longstanding tradition of serving those in need,” Sellery said. “I look forward to working with a dedicated team to further the agency’s mission and make a meaningful impact in the community.”

He has an English Literature degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York.

Sellery lives in Salisbury with his wife, Jane, has two sons, and serves as a volunteer EMT in his hometown.

Catholic Charities is a nonprofit agency serving people of all faiths in Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven counties since 1920. It offers services to all ages at more than two dozen sites in the three counties. For more information about Catholic Charities, visit