Sarah Kim, Consultant
Sarah Kim is a natural but newer addition to the Monument Group team. She brings 25 years of team building, strategic planning, grant writing, campaign management, board development and community building and is committed to helping others find success in the mission-driven sector.
Her career began at the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation where she grew through the ranks of event management, annual fund planning and execution, corporate partnerships and ultimately served as Executive Director during a $30 million capital campaign. Sarah learned fundraising and relationship building from the best and has carried this through her career. With these building blocks she planned and executed capital campaigns for the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, the James River Association and the Valentine.
Campaign ideation, budgeting, feasibility, dreaming, re-scaling, board participation, leadership gifts – Sarah can help guide your team in a manner that makes these key campaign components less stressful and more energizing. These are key moments for your organization that make you stronger and more dynamic with the right approach and the right people.
As Interim Director of the Neighborhood Resource Center, Sarah helped coach a team through the loss of their beloved leader / founder and worked with the Board to stabilize funding and secure the physical space to ensure much-needed services to families in the Fulton community. With this experience Sarah developed the tools to help smaller organizations develop realistic plans for growth and alignment with mission to best serve the community.
An opportunity to lead alumni and major donor cultivation at VCU School of the Arts adds a further layer to Sarah’s ability to help organizations of all sizes to cultivate donors and identify prospects. Consideration of all ways that people support and strengthen an organization are key to Sarah’s approach, and she is able to coach staff and boards to identify and navigate the process in a manner that is engaging and productive.
These times of virtual connectedness have made it possible for Sarah to join our team from Manhattan. She continues her commitment to Richmond through her service on the Board of Art180 and also brings her perspectives gained by volunteering for the Central Park Conservancy and the Wild Bird Fund in her new home. Love of the outdoors, deep commitment to arts and culture, and a personal pledge to help evolve the mission-driven sector to a place of greater equity drives Sarah’s personal and professional life.
Sarah received her BA in Psychology and Art History from the College of William and Mary. She is a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.