Sara Hertz has 30 years of experience working with a range of nonprofits, from local to multi-national organizations. Her skills are in both earned and philanthropic resource generation, as well as in organizational operations. She offers clients major gifts and campaign management expertise, development program assessments, Board and staff development experience, and case creation capabilities.
Sara began her career in New York City at Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the country’s first AIDS service, education and advocacy organization. She continued her work in the AIDS arena in Washington, D.C. before relocating to suburban London, where she created and implemented major gifts programs for national nonprofits. From there, she returned to Philadelphia where she established sustainable development programs at a wide range of organizations, including the Philadelphia Zoo, the Nature Conservancy, the Academy of Natural Sciences, Conservation International and the University of Pennsylvania. At many of these organizations, she secured record-breaking individual gifts.
More recently, Sara acted as the national director of development for the Children’s Literacy Initiative and provided counsel and interim development staffing for the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association and Settlement Music School.
Sara is an active civic volunteer. She is an elected member of Ambler Borough Council; co-founded the Ambler Farmers’ Market, now in its eighth year; and is the chair of the Governance Committee of the Board of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association. She is a past Board member of The Miquon School. Sara received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.