Prior to joining Meals on Wheels of RI as development assistant in April 2017, lifelong Bristol resident Sheryl Ramos spent more than 20 years honing her expertise in fundraising management and donor relations at nonprofits across the state, including at Bradley Hospital Foundation and Amos House.
Responsible for processing all incoming individual and business donations, as well as grants, Sheryl also ensures each donor receives a thank you letter to acknowledge appreciation of their generosity. In addition, she compiles donor analysis reports and helps maintain our clients’ safety by fielding calls when clients do not answer the door for their daily meal delivery on a part-time basis.
What interested you in working for the agency?
When I was growing up, my mother was a cook at a nursing home in Warren, and she was part of a team that prepared meals for Meals on Wheels of RI. She instilled in me that we need to care for our seniors who aren’t able to fully care for themselves. We help a very underserved population to live in the comfort of their own homes.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Every day, I see that Rhode Islanders care enough to support us, our mission and our seniors. I also enjoy talking with donors and with clients.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Most of all, spending time with my daughter, who is 10. We are big fans of the beach, playing card and board games and doing craft projects