Meet Sara Wise
Sara B. 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 the 2019 Chapter President. She also joined the board of Texas Executive Women in 2019. 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.
Sara Wise’s talents and experience propelled our development activity to the level of efficiency and productivity we dreamed of – at a budget we could afford!
Past and Current Clients
- Aldine Education Foundation
- Arms Wide Adoption Services
- Aspiration Foundation
- Australian American Chamber of Commerce
- Center for Houston’s Future
- Covenant Christian School
- HAAM (Humble Area Assistance Ministries)
- Houston Area Parkinson Society
- Hope and Healing Center
- Hughen Center/Bob Hope Charter School
- Lone Star Flight Museum
- Montgomery County Food Bank
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- Prevent Blindness and Houston Eye Associates
- Social Motion Inc.
- Susan G. Komen Houston
- The Mercer Society
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