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Shaping Futures: Sean MacCready’s Mission for Community and Giving

In today’s fast-paced world, finding a career path that aligns with your personal values and passions can feel like a daunting task. Yet, Sean MacCready’s (Notre Dame BA ’04 | MA ’10) and journey is a beacon of inspiration for those navigating this challenge. From his roots in a small Appalachian town to his influential roles in education and fundraising, Sean’s story is shared in this Continuum™.

His career experiences at Notre Dame, the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the University of Illinois Chicago illustrates the profound impact of pursuing a career fueled by a desire to give back and make a difference. Through personal growth and a commitment to the common good, MacCready’s story inspires a balance between professional achievement and meaningful community involvement. As Sean eloquently says: “”I do think that giving back is absolutely correlated with success.”

His evolution from a pre-med student at Notre Dame to a philanthropy professional underscores the importance of adaptability, lifelong learning, and the power of building meaningful connections.

Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, Sean’s insights remind us that success is not just about climbing the ladder but about how we enrich the lives of others along the way.

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