Sarah Parnum Cadbury

Vice President

“It’s always the small pieces that make the big picture.”
- Unknown

Biography

Sarah Parnum Cadbury, Vice President, offers extensive expertise in prospect research and management, database customization, metrics, and proactive and reactive research as an integral member of the Advancement Services Team. As the Director of Prospect Research and Management at Philadelphia Museum of Art, she leads all aspects of prospect research and management operations. She provides insight and direction to leadership to develop strategic initiatives and establish goals, including setting a $525 million campaign goal and initiating the museum’s first prospect identification program, resulting in an elevated major gifts program.  She developed a comprehensive prospect management program, with business practices and reporting in order to facilitate strategic engagement of donors.

Prior to the museum, Sarah was the Director of Prospect Research at La Salle University where she developed a vigorous, proactive research program. Additional key initiatives included identifying a substantial pool of major gift prospects and providing the data for major gift officer portfolios.

Sarah’s other Advancement Service roles included Development Research Associate for the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC, Research Analyst for the National Parks Conservation Association, and Development Administrative Assistant for Sidwell Friends School.  Prior to working in development, she got a taste for defining business practices and developing tracking tools when she worked at the Linguistic Data Consortium of the University of Pennsylvania.

Sarah completed course work in Physical Anthropology and Archeology at the College of General Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned her Bachelor of Arts on Sociology/Anthropology at Earlham College.

 

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