Sara is the Director of the St. Olaf Fund, overseeing her team's work in communicating the importance of an Annual Fund gift through different mediums.  She has worked in higher education for over fifteen years, beginning her career in Enrollment and Student Services.  Prior to coming to the Hill in April 2020, Sara worked with over 60 higher education institutions to overhaul aspects of their annual giving programs, impacting thousands of student outcomes.  She believes in the power and importance of a liberal arts education and enjoys working to enhance all aspects of the St. Olaf experience for students.   

Areas of interest and expertise

  • Annual Fund strategy and execution

  • Statistical Analysis and Reporting

  • Communication strategy and planning

  • Donor-centric communications

  • Student Leadership Development 



B.A. in History and English Literature, Knox College (2007)


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