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Sara M. Stone
Director of the HOBAN Fund and Constituent Relations,
Archbishop Hoban High School
www.Hoban.org

Congratulations to our Chamberlin Scholarship Winner Sara Stone. She is looking forward to attending the AFP International Conference in March, networking with development professionals from all over and experiencing the city of Baltimore. She is also excited to hear Whoopi Goldberg speak, and expects to gain valuable ideas to take back with her to Hoban. Specifically, Sara hopes to learn better ways to utilize social media and to revamp Hoban events and annual fund.

Sara took some time to answer a few questions for us:

What is your favorite quote? "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

What is the most rewarding part of your job? Reconnecting alumni with their Alma Mater and seeing the reactions they have when attending reunions and taking tours through the school. I love hearing memories from their past and how much Hoban has affected them over the years. Being in a place where you can visibly see and share your faith is a blessing in itself and makes for a wonderful work environment.

What made you choose/led you to a career in fundraising/nonprofit? After doing internships while attending Walsh University with both a for-profit and non-profit, I was able to compare what I took away from the two experiences. It was fun working in the marketing department for Sugardale Foods, but being able to write and receive my first grant to build a playground at a homeless shelter for the Community Services of Stark County impacted me. I thank Ray Fete, Director of Marketing and Development at Community Services of Stark County, Inc. for that opportunity and for being one of the best role models in the field of fundraising.

What is the best piece of career advice you’ve received and who gave it to you? Jeff Stetz, Director of Advancement, and Michael Del Medico, Executive Director of Advancement and Athletics at Hoban, have given me the best gift/advice anyone at my age could ask for. They believed in me and saw that even though I wasn't a graduate of the school, I was capable of being a member of the advancement team and sharing the mission of Hoban. They continue to let me try new things and have given me so many opportunities to grow, both as a professional and a person. Like my mom has always told me, the worst thing someone could say is "NO".

Tell us about a memorable event/grant request/gift solicitation/donor experience. Hearing alumnus Phil Maynard '60 speak at the groundbreaking of Hoban's chapel construction for the "This is Hoban" capital campaign was one of the most compelling moments of my career. His overwhelming compassion for the project and mission of Hoban, as well as his drive to beat cancer, was seen and heard that day by all.

Why is AFP important to you? AFP is important to me because it provides an opportunity for professional growth with individuals in the field who have similar goals and missions. It is a way to further my knowledge while also networking. I like being able to connect within the AFPNCOH chapter and find ways in which we can all work together to better our community.

What are you currently reading? Being a Jersey Girl at heart (my mother is from there) I am reading The WaWa Way: How a Funny Name and Six Core Values Revolutionized Convenience by Howard Stoeckel. WaWa - comparable to our Sheetz gas and food convenience stores in our area - just celebrated their 50th anniversary and came out with this book. I am just one example of the millions of customers who have been transformed by their business mentality. If you've ever been to a WaWa, you know what I'm talking about!

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? My role models are Rosie the Riveter and Wonder Woman. I'm proud to be a strong woman and believe that "we" are capable of doing anything. Rosie is a good symbol of this and Wonder Woman's lasso of truth is a reflection of the transparency I look for and strive to give in all of my interactions with others.

Know someone who would be a great “member to spotlight?” Email us at info@afpncoh.org with your recommendation.
 

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February 26-27, 2015
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April 24, 2015
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Membership Scholarships
Now Available

Recognizing there are individuals who would like to be members of the AFP North Central Ohio Chapter but whose organizations may have difficulty paying the annual membership fees, the Chapter is pleased to announce scholarships for those with demonstrated need and an interest in being active in the Chapter.  For more information on scholarships, click here.

Please contact the Scholarship Committee Chair Danielle Hupp, MPA, at daniellehupp@gmail.com with any questions.

 

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Sandy Turner, President - ssturner@neo.rr.com
330-329-2472 • 330-315-0399 Fax • info@afpncoh.org
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