Sarah Spiegel serves as the Development Manager at Riverlife, where she oversees capacity-building functions. She joins the team in 2021 after working with Riverlife since 2018 in an augmented staff role as an independent contractor.
Sarah brings ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Before her tenure at Riverlife, she has worked with organizations of all sizes with a focus in education, human services, and the arts. She began her career in fundraising at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Institutional Advancement, where she launched a stewardship initiative for endowed funds. Later, she led the individual giving and donor relations program at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, where she and her team started a peer-to-peer engagement program for young professionals that has been replicated at children’s museums across the country. Since her time at the Museum, she has worked with several small and grassroots nonprofit organizations, helping to establish and revitalize fundraising programs.
Sarah holds a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She has served on a number of boards and committees, including Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project, and the Association of Donor Relations Professionals’ International Stewardship Committee.