Sarah Finnegan, Director of Development

Sarah brings nearly 30 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, and communications to her role as director of Development at Thrive Counseling Center. Before joining Thrive, Sarah served on the philanthropy leadership team of Rush University Medical Center and help drive the success of the most recently completed $300 million-plus fundraising campaign. At Rush, Sarah oversaw a diverse range of functions including Annual Giving, Alumni Relations and Alumni Major Gifts, Advancement Services, and Donor Relations. Prior to Rush, Sarah assisted educational and human service organizations with branding and communications challenges as a consultant at Lipman Hearne in Chicago. Sarah graduated from Santa Clara University and holds a MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management.  She has lived in Oak Park since 1993 and been active as a volunteer for a number of community organizations.