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Dave is responsible for the day-to-day management of The Sheridan Group, including client accounts and services, personnel and new business development. He joined The Sheridan Group as Vice President in 2003 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2006, before assuming the presidency in 2013.

During his tenure with the firm, Dave has distinguished himself through guiding clients to capital campaign and strategic development program success. His clients have included the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Research Foundation, the National Housing Endowment, Wesley College, Stevenson University, Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary, Ephrata Community Hospital, the YMCA of Greater Richmond, Randolph-Macon Academy, the National Association for Gifted Children, The Ocean Conservancy and St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church.


Prior to joining TSG, Dave concluded a four-year tenure as Chief Development Officer of the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund, coordinating the resource development program for the Endowment Fund and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Previously, he served as Director of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (then National Society of Fund Raising Executives) Foundation and before that was Director of Annual Giving for Marymount University (Arlington, Va.). He began his career in the non-profit world as a consultant for Kappa Sigma in 1987, and served as its first Director of Development from 1991-1994.

Dave has a demonstrated record of service to the fundraising profession and a strong commitment to professional development and the field of philanthropy.

He was a founding member of the AFP Shenandoah (VA) chapter and he has maintained his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential since 1996. He is a past president of the Association Foundation Group, a 250-member national society of association foundation fundraising professionals. 


He is a past president of the Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Board and a former College Trustee.  In addition, he serves on the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy’s Fundraising Board and the ASAE Research Foundation’s Development Committee, and he is the Treasurer of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel.


Dave is married to Tanya Coyne, music teacher at the Washington International School and organist for St. John’s the Evangelist Church, and resides in Silver Spring, Maryland.  They are proud parents of a daughter and son who are recent graduates of the Cardozo College of Law and the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at UNC/Greensboro, respectively.

David M. Coyne



Silver Spring, Maryland

(703) 626-9899

David M. Coyne, CFRE



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