Sarah joined Marts & Lundy in 2015, bringing expertise in prospect development and process improvement. Prior to joining Marts & Lundy, Sarah was prospect management analyst for the University of Iowa Foundation, where she focused on ensuring optimal functioning of the Foundation’s prospect portfolio through prospect management, policy development, high-quality reporting, interactive visualizations, and cross-departmental collaboration.
Sarah spent just over five years at the University of Iowa Foundation, beginning as a prospect researcher in 2009. Prior to that, she served as research administrator for The Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute, Center for the Study of Religion and Psychology at Boston University. There she managed the Center’s finances, assisted in the writing and assembly of grant applications, and supervised research assistants. In addition, she was a member of the Clergy and Congregation Services team, assisting in the preparation of their proposals and serving as their liaison to clients.
While attending Cornell College, Sarah developed and executed strategies for the Senior Challenge campaign, during which more than $54,000 in pledges to the annual fund were realized – a record for the Senior Challenge campaign at the time.
Sarah is on the board of directors for APRA-Great Plains (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement), and currently serves as conference chair and president-elect. In addition, she is a member of APRA International, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and AFP Eastern Iowa.
Sarah is a member of the Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Service and volunteers with the service as a nationally certified EMT. She is a founding member of the LMVAS Volunteer Association and serves on the LMVAS Volunteer Association Council. Sarah resides in Iowa with her husband Chris and sons Spencer, Rowan, and Beckett.