Sarah Clough

Senior Consultant & Principal

Previously at Marts&Lundy for four years, Sarah rejoined the firm in 2020. Her unique background fuses philanthropy, relationship management, data analysis, process improvement, strategic planning, and change management. With 15 years of advancement experience, Sarah has partnered with more than 60 clients to design successful engagement and fundraising initiatives.

As Vice President for a national thought-leader on integrated marketing, Sarah partnered with higher education institutions to position their brands to differentiate themselves from competitors, develop strategies to generate interest from target audiences, and market programs in ways that positively impact outcomes.

Prior to her original tenure at Marts&Lundy, Sarah was Prospect Management Analyst for the University of Iowa Foundation where she focused on prospect strategies during a billion dollar campaign, partnering with colleagues to purposefully move prospects through the fundraising cycle using her expertise in prospect management, policy development, high-quality reporting, interactive visualizations, and cross-departmental collaboration. She also served as Research Administrator for The Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute at Boston University.  

Sarah is an active volunteer and has served on several boards, including the Apra Great Plains board of directors. Sarah is a volunteer member of her local rural ambulance service as a nationally certified Advanced EMT and a founding member of the service’s Volunteer Association. 




  • Cornell College, B.Mus.
  • Boston University, M.S.
  • Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management

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