MEET SARA WISE

Sara B. Wise is an experienced non-profit fundraising professional with a career spanning education, social services and cultural organizations. A summa cum laude graduate of Texas Christian University, Sara began her fundraising career as a student at TCU assisting the Alumni and Advancement offices through the Student Foundation program and as a student employee on the Admissions team. Sara’s 17 years of professional development experience include capital campaign and board support work at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Virginia, alumni and annual fund management at the Episcopal School of Dallas, individual giving at the American Red Cross Greater Houston Chapter, and four years managing a donor portfolio, and supervising other programs as a Director of Development at the Houston Zoo. In January 2016, Sara launched her independent consulting business, Sara Wise Strategies, and has worked with over a dozen nonprofit organizations in just over two years to execute overall development strategy and plans, events, data projects, feasibility and campaign work, and more.

In addition to her work, Sara volunteers with the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, her church home at Strawbridge United Methodist Church, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In 2016, Sara joined the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Houston Chapter, chaired the 2017 National Philanthropy Day luncheon, and serves currently as President Elect. She lives in the Fall Creek area of Humble and enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken Wise, and her children Sarah Jane and Jackson.