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Special Guest - Sandra Gresham "Assure Institutional Perpetuity"

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Learn about how to ensure your organization's sustainability. Plan for your organization's future needs. Grant writing tips from an expert. Sandra Gresham is Director of Development for Easter Seals Central California. Easter Seals provides services to children and adults with disabilities and the families who love them. Services include the Early Intervention Autism Program, Camp Harmon, Educational Assistance and Respite Services among others. She’s been a fundraiser since she was 13. Her very first job was telephone solicitations for Cystic Fibrosis. She has raised funds on behalf of primary and secondary education, higher education, environmental organizations, health and human services, the arts, and conservation biology. Sandra earned her CFRE designation in 2001 and is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Silicon Valley and Golden Gate (San Francisco) chapters. She has served as a mentor for newcomers to the field of development for the past 8 years. Sandra has been a grantor, a grant seeker, a Board member, a volunteer and a professional fundraiser. She currently serves on the development committee of Pacific Collegiate High School and is the Annual Fund Chair for another School in Santa Cruz.