Sandra K. Kidd — Senior Partner
Sandra K. Kidd, Senior Partner, provides a wide range of results-oriented services to clients including Board planning and development, fundraising assessment studies, campaign strategy studies, campaign direction, staff development and general consulting. Her areas of expertise cover campaign planning and management, working with Boards and campaign leadership committees, and major and planned giving consultation.
She also has worked with clients on strategic planning, internal operations and systems review and design, and financial modeling for their organizations. Her current and past consulting clients include colleges and universities, arts and cultural organizations, and health care providers on fundraising campaigns ranging from $5 million to $250 million.
Sandra brings a wealth of results to Alexander Haas. Before joining the Firm, she served as Director of Museum Advancement at the High Museum of Art, the leading visual arts institution in the Southeast. There, she coordinated the High’s $130 million expansion campaign, which topped its capital goal in fall 2004. During the campaign, the Museum received the largest individual gift, of $15 million, in its history.
Prior to joining the High, Sandra worked with the Washington, DC, office of the fundraising consulting firm Bentz Whaley Flessner. She is a former staff member of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) in Washington, DC. She also served as VP for Advancement at Ferrum College, a United Methodist institution in Virginia, and has been a member of the capital campaign teams at two research universities, Vanderbilt and Emory.
Sandra is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she earned a BA in English as well as her MBA in organizational management. As a Vanderbilt undergrad, she was the first woman student to work in the sports information department, and she remains a passionate fan of the Commodores’ basketball program.
Her other passions include: trips to Italy, family history, Southern writers, and finding good barbeque wherever she can.
Sandra Kidd is actively engaged in children’s causes and in historic preservation. She has been involved in the Junior League and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Atlanta. Sandra helped to found the Atlanta Chapter of First Book, a national program that provides books to children and their families. She also served as a committee member of the High Museum of Art’s Wine Auction, which ranks every year as one of the top ten charity wine auctions nationwide.