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Sarah Kleeberger

Senior Vice President, Fundraising Management

Sarah Kleeberger, President, Fundraising Management DivisionOwatonna, MN

Sarah Kleeberger serves as President of Ruffalo Noel Levitz’s Fundraising Management Division. She oversees the sales and operations teams that support both off-site and on-campus phonathon and multichannel campaigns.

Sarah's responsibilities include maintaining the company's commitment to excellence in the areas of client relations, quality of prospect engagement/outreach, and results. She also enjoys working with a portfolio of clients.

Sarah joined Ruffalo Noel Levitz in July of 2006 as Vice President, Graduate Services, working with institutions across the country to maximize their on-campus calling campaigns. Her responsibilities included evaluating overall annual fund efforts; developing strategies to increase results and pledge fulfillment; and coordinating direct mail; e-philanthropy and stewardship efforts.

In November of 2009, Sarah was promoted to Senior Vice President and Consultant, supervising and supporting the education markets served by the Nonprofit Services (NPS) and Graduate Services (GS) divisions of Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Prior to joining our firm, Sarah spent more than six years in the development office at St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) and experienced the Ruffalo Noel Levitz models of off-site and on-campus phonathon management as a client herself. Under Sarah's management, the college's phonathon achieved an unprecedented 98 percent fulfillment rate and increased dollars by nearly $400,000. In FY06, phonathon revenue at St. Olaf surpassed the $1 million mark, representing a new record.

While at St. Olaf, Sarah also coordinated direct mail and stewardship efforts, developed a successful model for the senior class campaign; collaborated closely with Alumni Office colleagues to reinvigorate reunion campaigns; worked with hundreds of alumni volunteers serving as Class Fund Agents; supported fundraising activities for the athletic booster club; and managed a portfolio of leadership prospects.

Sarah graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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