Sarah brings almost fifteen years of successful nonprofit fundraising experience to Pear Associates. Since joining Pear Associates in 2020, Sarah has successfully pursued government and institutional grant funding for nonprofit organizations dedicated to enhancing education, social service, and healthcare access.
At Pear, Sarah provides a range of grant-related services, including prospect research, grants management, grant writing, and reporting for a variety of organizations, many focused on improving educational access and equity. Her successes include helping Nurtury Early Education raise funds for trauma-based arts programming, accessibility-related facility improvements, and workforce development. At the other end of the age spectrum, Sarah works with La Vida Scholars to improve college-access for urban youth, increasing grant funding to support dramatic programmatic and geographic expansion over the past three years.
Sarah began her career as a copyeditor for Little, Brown and Company, a Boston publisher, where she gained valuable writing and editing skills. In the 2000s, Sarah shifted her focus from publishing to nonprofit organizations, working for ten years at the Discovery Museum in Acton, where she managed a growing grant program, assisted with their first major capital campaign in twenty years, and developed a passion for improving access for underserved populations. In 2017, Sarah began working at the beautiful deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln. In her nearly three years at deCordova, Sarah dramatically increased grant funding for exhibits, facilities, interactive educational programs, and accessibility improvements, while also working to support a major capital campaign that integrated deCordova with The Trustees of Reservations.
Sarah grew up in Vermont, then moved to Massachusetts, where she earned her BA in English from Wellesley College. She and her husband live in Acton, MA, where they share two grown children, one teenager, and an elderly rescue dog, who can be found either snoozing by the wood stove or watching the world go by from the top edge of the sofa.