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Client Projects & Past Work

Without the dedicated, heartfelt work of nonprofit staff and volunteers, many critical problems

in our communities would worsen. Education gaps widen and society falls behind. Inequities

affecting marginalized communities are exacerbated and discrimination prevails. Opioid related

deaths increase and families disintegrate. Access to food becomes more scarce and health outcomes significantly decline. The arts become accessible only for a select few that can afford it.

The quality of life for all of us would be dire without the work of nonprofit organizations. 

Some of Sarah's Past Fundraising & Development Work

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts

Hundreds of K-12 students were able to experience a live professional theatre performance for free as a result of the annual Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Fund fundraiser. As the event's coordinator, Sarah utilized new, innovative engagement activities online and in-person to boost raffle sales and donations exceeding the monetary goal by 87%. 

Cultural Council of Georgetown County

Nonprofit organizations and businesses enjoyed partner benefits such as grant consulting, workshops, and public relations that improved their operations and elevated the local arts community as a whole. By adding these incentives to the membership program, Sarah forged partnerships with these businesses and increased the Cultural Council’s membership revenue and enrollment by 60%. 

For 20 organizations across the U.S., Sarah has helped raise more than $5.8 million
in grant awards from funders at the federal, state, and local levels.

   Past grant projects include:

  • Housing, wraparound services, case support, and healthcare were provided to dozens of veterans facing homelessness, housing challenges, and barriers to adequate healthcare access in North Carolina. $2,697,376 awarded from the US Department of Veterans Affairs

  • In partnership with the city, a historic building was renovated to establish a workforce development program at a new satellite location for a local community college in North Carolina. $800,000 awarded from the GOLDEN Leaf Foundation

  • Provided workforce training, higher pay on a progressive career track, and job placement for the renewable energy industry. $480,552 awarded from the City of Charlotte

  • As a result of the pandemic, new personnel was hired to manage the large increase in patients and need for services at a free health clinic in western North Carolina. $250,000 awarded from Dogwood Health Trust

  • For residents in rural Kentucky with low incomes and unreliable transportation, a telehealth / telemedicine program was established so they could keep their follow up appointments and improve health outcomes.  $234,775 awarded from the USDA Rural Development

  • Children with housing challenges were provided with a safe and sanitized virtual learning space, laptops, Internet access, tutors, and necessary school supplies so that they could stay enrolled in school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Otherwise, they had no way of attending school when social distancing was mandated and all school instruction went online. $75,000 awarded from United Way

  • A new Ronald McDonald House was established in Northland, Minnesota, to relieve undo stress and provide a free, comfortable resting place in close proximity for families with children admitted to a nearby hospital. $40,000 awarded from local foundations

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