Sarah B. Clough

Sarah B. Clough



Lisbon, Iowa


Cornell College, B.Mus.
Boston University, M.S.
Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management

Sarah joined Marts & Lundy in 2015, bringing expertise in prospect development, analysis and process improvement. Prior to joining Marts & Lundy, Sarah was a prospect management analyst for the University of Iowa Foundation, where she focused on ensuring optimal functioning of the Foundation’s prospect portfolio during a $1.975 billion campaign through prospect management, policy development, high-quality reporting, interactive visualizations, and cross-departmental collaboration.

Sarah spent just over five years at the University of Iowa Foundation, beginning as a prospect researcher in 2009. Prior to that, she served as research administrator for The Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute, Center for the Study of Religion and Psychology at Boston University. There she managed the Center’s finances, assisted in the writing and assembly of grant applications, and supervised undergraduate research assistants. In addition, she was a member of the Clergy and Congregation Services team, assisting in the preparation of their proposals and serving as their liaison to clients. While attending Cornell College, Sarah developed and executed strategies for the Senior Challenge campaign, realizing a record total of pledges to the annual fund at the time.

Sarah served on the Apra-Great Plains board of directors from 2013 to 2018, most recently as president. She is a member of Apra-Great Plains, Apra International, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP). Sarah is a volunteer member of the Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Service (LMVAS) as a certified EMT and field training officer. She serves on the LMVAS Board of Directors, in addition to the LMVAS Volunteer Association Council as a founding member of the Association. She also volunteers as a crisis counselor.

  • American Public Media (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Archdiocese of Washington
  • Boston College Law School
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Earthjustice
  • Florida International University
  • The Franklin Institute
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Great Rivers Greenway Foundation
  • Holden Forests & Gardens
  • International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals
  • London Business School
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Louisiana State University
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Moravian College
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
  • Oklahoma City University
  • PBS Foundation
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • San Jose State University
  • Simpson College
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • Stetson University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Illinois Chicago Business School
  • University of Illinois Foundation
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, UNLV Foundation
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Utah
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Wartburg Theological Seminary
  • Wayne State University

Sarah resides in Iowa with her husband and three sons.