Sarah Cantwell is the Director of Major Gifts for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation (USOPF). For her entire career, she has worked to grow and develop non-profit organizations in a variety of ways – coupling resource development and expanded programming with the fiscal responsibility necessitated by non-profit work.
Phi Sigma Pi is not dedicated to one specific discipline, like many member-organizations of thePFA; however, we prize leadership in all professional fields. Sarah more than exemplifiesleadership in the field of fundraising and donor development and outreach, and as such, we arefortunate to have Sarah serve on our National Council (Board of Directors). She initially servedfor four years as our Vice President of Alumni Development, from 2010-2014. Since then, shehas served as our Vice President of Finance. In those roles, she has continually leveraged herprofessional fundraising and strategic development skills for the benefit of Phi Sigma Pi and PhiSigma Pi Foundation, helping to guide our organizations’ collective efforts to engage our Alumnidonors effectively and develop a strong fundraising strategy. Always one to lead by example,Sarah annually ranks among the top donors for our organizations.
Sarah’s commitment to service only begins with Phi Sigma Pi; she also serves as the Presidentof the Michigan State University Alumni Club of Metro Chicago (a non-profit corporation) and asa member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association’s International Board,responsible for overseeing one of the largest university alumni communities in the country.
In short, Sarah’s commitment to improving the world through social service and by employingher professional skills for the benefit of others makes her an ideal candidate for the CareerAchievement Award. Sarah is an effective leader, a dedicated scholar, and a dear friend. I hopeyou will consider recognizing her selfless commitment to improving the lives of everyone shemeets by awarding her the Career Achievement Award.