Sandra Gresham – Director of Development

Sandra Gresham brings deep experience in fundraising, communications, institutional advancement, and organizational sustainability. Over the years, she has worked on behalf of many good causes: PK-12 schools; higher education; health and human services; the performing arts; land conservation; domestic violence; environmental issues; hunger; and homeless families.

Sandra has worked with nonprofits in many capacities, both as a staff member and as a volunteer. She has served as a Board Member and a board recruiter and mentor. She has been a Development Committee Chair and a committee staff liaison, the founder of Annual Fund campaigns, a Capital Campaign committee member and committee staff, a grant seeker and a grant funder, a researcher, and an analyst.

She was born and raised on a ranch in Texas but has happily called California home for 35 years. Sandra earned her BA from Saint Edward’s University in Austin. She held a CFRE designation for fifteen years.

She has a deep love of education, learned from her grandmother who was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse on the high plains of Texas in the early 1900’s. Sandra has a son, daughter, two grandsons, and a German Shepherd, Marshall, all of whom she dotes upon. She is an avid gardener and foodie and loves to cook.