As Director of Charitable Giving, Collin County, Sarah is responsible for leading the Foundation’s work in the growing communities of Collin County and North Texas. She provides leadership, management and coordination for the Foundation’s development and stewardship efforts, through the cultivation of key relationships with high net worth individuals, families and business leaders. Sarah manages the staff and office in Collin County and serves as a community builder, developing prospects into donors to establish and increase gifts to the Foundation and the Fund for Collin County.
Sarah began her career in trust and wealth management, focusing on personal and charitable trust administration and investment management. She transitioned to the nonprofit sector as the director of major and planned gifts for the Saint Luke's Health System and later the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City as the director of advancement. She returned to Dallas in 2015 to expand the business development and donor relations program at CFT.
Sarah holds a bachelor's in finance and accounting from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Kansas. She maintains the designation of a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP).
Community Leadership / Board Service
Sarah is an active member of the Estate Planning Council of North Texas, the Dallas Estate Planning Council, the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners and the Exit Planning Institute of North Texas. She is also a member of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, the Community Advisory Board for the Junior League of Collin County, the Southern Task Force of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, the SMU Planned Giving Council and the Texas Health Presbyterian Plano Chairman’s Council, the Resource Development Committee of Philanthropy Southwest and Dallas Junior League Sustainer.
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"The incredible relationships that I am able to develop with donors, community leaders, nonprofit leaders and my amazing colleagues at CFT! I am proud to work among compassionate, hard-working people who strive to creatively address and collaboratively solve critical issues in our community each and every day.
"The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal."