Tswana N. Sewell

Daily Record Staff//May 9, 2023

Tswana N. Sewell

By Daily Record Staff

//May 9, 2023

Tswana N. Sewell

Senior Executive Director
American Cancer Society

What is your most significant personal accomplishment?

When I was 15, I started the Imani Homeless Fund so that I could produce a Christmas party for homeless families in my hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. I reached out to local churches, community centers and businesses so that I could provide a hot dinner, live entertainment, toiletries, clothes and presents for 150 people who were without homes.

In Year Two, I got a bit more organized, partnering with organizations and schools to enhance the experience for our guests and raise awareness about the problem. Seeing the joy on our guests’ faces solidified my desire to work in the nonprofit sector, not only to identify the problem but to take action and make an impact where I can.

My mom always told me, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” During the course of my career as a fundraiser, I have raised more than $45 million and I hope I’ve made a small impact along the way.

This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.


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