Team

SARAH M. JACKSON, CFRE
President
In just five years, Sarah J Consulting has supported 30 nationally leading, mission-driven organizations in medicine, education, arts, and social services. Clients appreciate Sarah's ability to personalize engagements, work dynamically across teams, operate strategically, act quickly, and uphold the highest ethical standards. Sarah's work is grounded in professionalism, diplomacy, humor, and positive energy.

Sarah launched SJC in 2012 after more than a decade of service to some of the nation's top medical and educational institutions. 


As Harvard University's Managing Director of Institutional Giving, she brought renewed strategy and collaboration to Harvard's schools, university executive leadership, and top corporate and foundation prospects--all in preparation for Harvard's groundbreaking $6.5 billion campaign.


For Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s historic $1 billion campaign, Sarah helped to raise more than $14 million in corporate and foundation support for numerous research, patient care, and community outreach projects.

Sarah holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential from CFRE International, the global provider of certification for professional fundraising and the only practice-based credential for career fundraisers. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Emmanuel College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication.


Sarah, her husband Corey, and son Milo live north of Boston. Sarah chairs the Lynn Cultural Council, enjoys singing and acting, and frequently volunteers for Corey's performing arts organization, Arts After Hours.


Sarah is the 2013 North of Boston Businesswoman of the Year: Small Business category.

LAUREN CARR
Consulting Partner | Communications 

 Lauren brings more than 13 years of experience to her freelance writing consultancy, Lauren Carr Communications. She has served leading academic medical institutions and local nonprofit organizations alike.


As Director of Communications, Proposals, and Stewardship in the Office of Development at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lauren managed a variety of high-profile writing projects for and about the hospital’s philanthropic donors. 

In Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Division of Development and the Jimmy Fund, Lauren's responsibilities spanned Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, and Development Marketing throughout Dana-Farber’s successful $1 billion Mission Possible fundraising campaign.    

Additional experience includes volunteer leadership roles at Girls Inc. Lynn and Arts After Hours, and grant writing at Citizens for Adequate Housing. Lauren earned her B.A. in Communications from Simmons College. 
LAUREN HALL
Consulting Partner | Major Gifts & Campaigns
Lauren brings an extensive background in major gifts fundraising, most recently as Assistant Vice President of Development at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Over the past 16 years, she has raised principal and major gifts as part of three $1 billion-plus comprehensive campaigns: The $4.3 billion Making History Campaign at the University of Pennsylvania; the $1.18 billion Mission Possible Campaign at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and the $1 billion Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. Campaign at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). 

At BWH, she played a key role in launching the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, including developing major gift strategy for a $50 million fundraising goal. Her specialties include program development, board/committee management, and building and growing new initiatives. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University.

COREY JACKSON
Consulting Partner | Nonprofit & Board Management
As executive director of Citizens for Adequate Housing and founder/managing director of Arts After Hours, Corey has been involved with community related causes since childhood, when a family friend, Mary Jane Lee, founded Citizens for Adequate Housing in response to a neighbor finding herself with nowhere to live.

Mary Jane Lee and founding board members, including Corey’s father, Bill Jackson, built the first Inn Between on Main Street in Peabody. In 2010, Corey became actively involved as a trustee for the organization alongside his father. In 2013, Corey became executive director.

Corey served as a mayoral appointee to Lynn’s Off-Street Parking Commission and is on the boards of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and the Peabody Cultural Collaborative. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Peabody, North Shore Housing Action Group, and the North Shore HOME Consortium, including its Continuum of Care.

A well-respected community leader with meaningful connections to the local business landscape, he also founded the Downtown Lynn nonprofit theater company Arts After Hours, now in its sixth season. An active contributor to the creation and ongoing programming of the Downtown Lynn Cultural District, Corey has been involved with many outdoor festivals, concerts, gallery shows, fundraisers and other community-building events. 


CARLA SCHERI
Director of Operations
Carla is a marketing and operations consultant whose long and varied career includes many years in the entertainment industry. She coordinated production on commercials and feature films and held multiple positions in the music business. It was during her time at independent not-for-profit label Daemon Records that she learned the true value of community building and the positive effects that accessible arts and culture have on a city. Upon returning to Massachusetts, she became involved with the revitalization efforts happening in Lynn.

Along the way, Carla also learned the value of keen organization, to-do lists and a penchant for keeping all parts moving in the same direction. She is very excited to join the team and contribute to the positive outcomes that Sarah J Consulting provides its clients.
REBECCA TURNER
Consulting Partner | Events & Programs
Rebecca brings more than 20 years of events and nonprofit management experience. She has extensively managed programming and logistics for workshops, conferences, and fundraising events accommodating 20 to 500+ attendees. Rebecca has produced dynamic, on­-budget, multi-­day events across 12 states and five countries. She is an experienced communicator and team builder, putting those skills to use as consultant through successful management of event­-related committees and working groups. She also leverages her background in working with large quantities of scientific data to provide various types of nonprofit data analysis, from fundraising trends to program assessment.

Before becoming a consultant in 2015, Rebecca served as the Operations Director for an international scientific nonprofit organization. There, she was responsible for grant management, project management, conference development, member services, office administration, web services, and education/public outreach.
SARAH J CONSULTING
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