Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) has announced the hiring of Sandra Sedacca as the agency’s newly appointed Capital Campaign and Major Gifts Officer. Ms. Sedacca joined the agency’s leadership team March 1.

A new year-round Island resident, Ms. Sedacca comes to MVCS from Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, where as as senior vice president of philanthropy and chief development officer she led its comprehensive fundraising campaign following her work as Harvard Medical School’s executive director of strategic initiatives and campaigns, according to the announcement.

Ms. Sedacca, who holds a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. also has served as chief development officer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and for the American Civil Liberties Union, vice president of development at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, dean of development and external relations at Harvard Graduate School of Education and senior director for development at Save the Children/USA. Ms. Sedacca holds a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, according to the announcement.

“Sandra brings an impressive range of experience, expertise and talent to the agency. We are very fortunate to have her step into this central role at a critically important time in our capital campaign,” said MVCS chief executive officer Beth Folcarelli in a statement. “In addition to leading our capital efforts, Sandra will also lead Community Services’ major gifts fundraising efforts, which is critical to sustaining the agency’s vital programs and meeting the expanding needs of our Island community.”