Our Work at Sonoma Country Day School
Sonoma Country Day School is an independent TK-8 school in Santa Rosa, California.

I provided the framework and language for the creation of a "Guide for Giving and Getting Involved" for new parents, with the goal of increasing early engagement in the school. I also oversaw prospect research on selected new families. I provided language that would enhance conversations with those families for early leadership giving. I provide ongoing consulting to build a major gifts program.

I conducted a feasibility study to test the viability of a proposed $3 million campaign. I developed the case statement and interview questions for use in the interviews. I prepared a report with recommendations, which I presented to the Board of Trustees.

I am now working closely with school and board leadership to build and launch a major gift program as part of its 40th anniversary.


"I have worked with Barbara in a variety of ways, from board training to a feasibility study to one-on-one coaching for myself and our Development Director. Barbara’s professionalism is impeccable and her insights are invaluable. Her partnership has taken our fundraising and community building efforts to a new level."

Brad Weaver, Ed.D. 
Head of School
Sonoma Country Day School


"Barbara’s warmth, wisdom, and professionalism combined with her strategic insight and thoughtful approach make her a true delight to work with. We have partnered on numerous projects, big and small, and can always count on her for astute guidance in a timely and efficient manner. I am grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with Barbara. She is a true gem in the development world!"

Elizabeth Gleadall,
Director of Development
Sonoma Country Day School

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