Cramer & Associates, Inc.


Development to me is a treasure hunt . . . I love discovering through a personal relationship a way to help an individual live out a dream, honor a loved one or give back by finding the perfect match between their goals and a not-for-profit's needs.  My three year old daughter summed it up best on a Mother's Day project when they asked her what her Mom does and she said, "My Mom gets the money and fills up people's hearts."

- Sarah, Moore
Our Team
Sarah K. Moore, CFRE
Senior CONSULTANT

Experience
Sarah brings to the Cramer & Associates team over 18 years of experience in Development and Fundraising. She has a diverse understanding of development as both a Development Director and as a professional fundraising consultant. She has specialized in Educational and Faith-based institutions. Sarah has lead over 15 Capital Campaigns raising more then $40 million; and is currently completing an $8 million Campaign for a Catholic parish.

Her management style is very “hands on”. She understands the day-to-day demands of running a development office and has been instrumental in bringing an education-based model to religious institutions to increase their annual funds and offertories. She has been able to incorporate the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pastoral letter on stewardship into a program that makes time, talent and treasure a basis for fund raising in Catholic parishes. This model has become a proto-type for church offertories and is being used in 10 separate Catholic parishes.

Sarah has also worked to introduce planned giving programs, strategic long-term planning sessions, corporate relations and volunteer training at institutions for the first time. She has learned to empower volunteers and leverage their skills to maximize the number of “personal” contacts in fundraising campaigns.

She has used her marketing and writing skills to produce campaign materials, newsletters, foundation grants, annual fund raising pieces, and press releases.

Sarah has been a featured speaker at the International Stewardship Conference, the National Catholic Development Conference, the Independent College Advancement Association’s Annual Conference and Our Sunday Visitor Stewardship Conference.

Professional Affiliations

  • Past president- Independent College Advancement Association
  • Member- National Catholic Development Association
  • Member- International Stewardship Association
  • Member- Planned Giving Association
  • Member - “Main Event” Planning Committee
  • Member St. Brigid of Kildare Steering Committee

Education

  • Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration – Focus on Development & Marketing, The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Arts with Major in History and a Minor in Management – University of Dayton

Past/Current Client Sample

  • Parish Clients
    • St. Brigid of Kildare Parish, Dublin Ohio
    • St. Agatha Parish, Upper Arlington, Ohio
    • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Lexington, Kentucky
    • St. Peter’s Parish, Worthington, Ohio
    • St. Brendan’s Parish, Hilliard, Ohio
    • Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus , Ohio
    • St. Dominic Church, Columbus, Ohio
    • Holy Trinity Church, Dayton, Ohio
    • Imaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Educational Clients
    • Pontifical College Josephinum Columbus, Ohio
    • Roger Bacon High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Hamilton Badin High School, Hamilton, Ohio
    • Ursuline Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio

Personal
Sarah resides in Dublin, Ohio with her husband John and two daughters Cecilia and Madelyn.