Sarah Schmall

Senior Vice President
Chicago, IL

“Philanthropy fuels positive change. At CCS, we are privileged to partner with extraordinary organizations to resource transformative outcomes across education, medicine, faith communities, and so much more. This work shows that we have the opportunity—and responsibility—to make an impact on someone’s life every single day.”

Sarah brings a decade of experience working with nonprofit organizations across a broad range of fundraising initiatives. In her time at CCS, she has executed campaign planning studies, facilitated multi-million dollar campaigns, directed development assessments and trainings, and coached development staff and volunteers through securing transformational gifts. With an expertise in case development and transformational gifts, Sarah is committed to crafting stories that marry resource development with each organization’s mission, financial needs, and strategic vision.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Fundraising Management from Columbia University. A native Iowan, her nonprofit career has spanned across North America and she now co-locates between Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Featured Projects

  • St. Paul Academy and Summit School
  • Archdiocese of Toronto
  • National Constitution Center
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy