Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, CFRE
Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, CFRE, is the Vice President for Advancement and Strategy. In this role, Sarah oversees the organization’s fund development, marketing and communications, strategic partnerships, and organizational strategy. She came to The Center for Development & Learning from the LSU Foundation where she established the Office of Strategic Engagement, which was responsible for raising $2.5 million annually.
Through her years of experience at various arts and cultural institutions and higher education around the United States, Sarah has developed a unique skill set in nonprofit operations, fund development, volunteer management, board development, program evaluation, program planning, and grantmaking. Sarah launched her fundraising career at Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and then went on to several fundraising positions at arts and cultural organizations, including the Wexner Center for the Arts, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and LSU Museum of Art.
Sarah has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 2016. She received her MA in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University and her BA in Art History from Boston University. Sarah is a former Global Board Member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.