Senior Manager, Philanthropy & Volunteer Engagement, Blackbaud
Sally J. Ehrenfried leads Philanthropy and Volunteer Engagement at Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), headquartered in Charleston, SC., and is responsible for the company’s global community relations, corporate giving, and volunteerism portfolios. She also manages the company’s public policy efforts by working with state and federal groups to advocate for policies that benefit the nonprofit community.
Sally spent 13 years in the United States Senate as an aide to Senators George J. Mitchell (D-Maine), William S. Cohen (R-Maine), and Ronald L. Wyden (D-Oregon), serving in a variety of committee, personal office, and leadership staff roles.
Sally is Co-Chair of Giving Institute’s Public Policy Committee and Co-Chair of the Southeastern Council on Foundations Public Policy Committee, and is a member of the Leadership Faculty for the Corporate Institute, a Points of Light enterprise. She presents regularly on the following topics – advocacy and nonprofit organizations, effective grantmaking, and employee engagement and volunteerism.
Sally is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, ME, and received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She is a past President of the Bates College Alumni Association, is a member of the Bates Fund Executive Committee, is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Charleston, and serves on the Vestry of Grace Church Cathedral.