Sarah Jane O’Neill
Sarah Jane has over ten years’ experience of major donor fundraising and special events. She has worked on some of the UK’s most high profile campaigns including Oxford Thinking and Heads Together. At the Royal Foundation she recruited and stewarded 25 high value runners for the Heads Together elite running ream, collectively raising over £350K for mental health charities at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017.
As Head of Major Giving at Stonewall, Sarah Jane played a lead role in introducing and implementing effective relationship fundraising for major donors. During her time here she created a £2.5 million pipeline and increased major giving income by over 50% through increased one off donations and the introduction of a two tier regular giving programme.
At the Imperial War Museums, Sarah Jane led the Major Gifts team on the £30.5 million capital campaign for new Second World War and Holocaust Galleries, helping to identify, cultivate and secure six and seven figure gifts for the second stage of IWM London’s transformation.
Most recently, as Philanthropy lead at The Scouts, Sarah Jane has raised £1 million from major donations for youth and heritage programmes.
Sarah Jane has a broad and in depth experience of special events that focus upon both awareness and fundraising. Her successful portfolio includes intimate pledge dinners with celebrity hosts, panel discussions, film screenings, curator presentations and auctions. Working with a volunteer board, she produced the KIDS Annual Gala at Claridges, raising six figures for disabled children’s services.