Tom Donnelly was born July 28, 1941, in Pittsburgh, PA. He passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom grew up in Lebanon, PA, and then moved to Winter Park, FL where he did his undergraduate work at Rollins College.
Following a year with the U.S. Latin American Co-op, Tom began a 30-year career with the USAID, serving in Ecuador, Mexico and Costa Rica, retiring as USAID Mission Director to Mexico.
Following his retirement, he resided in Winter Park and has been active in leadership positions with Rotary Club of Winter Park (Service Above Self Award 2010), Rollins College Alumni Association (Alumni of The Year 2008), and co-founded SHARES International (now Sharing Smiles), a program of Florida Hospital Foundation that provides free cleft lip and palate surgeries and pediatric dentistry to disadvantaged children in Latin America.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bill Donnelly. He is survived by brother, John Donnelly, of Dunellen, Florida, two nieces, a nephew, and two grandnieces.