Consultant & Grant Writer
In 2019, Sarah McIntee made a life changing decision to leave her position as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Harbor House of Louisville to become a nonprofit consultant. After over 10 years of working with health and human service focused nonprofits, Sarah decided to pursue her passion of helping a wide variety of nonprofit organizations achieve sustainability. Sarah grew up in Northern Kentucky. She lived in Lexington, KY from 2004-2007 while attending the University of Kentucky, where she received a double major in English and Psychology. She moved to Louisville in 2007 to attend Graduate School at the University of Louisville. She received a dual Masters in Urban Planning and Public Administration, with a focus in nonprofit management in 2010. Throughout high school, college and grad school (2002-2014), Sarah worked as a Job Developer for a private vocational rehabilitation practitioner, conducting job searches and completing vocational reports for clients with disabilities.
Throughout Sarah’s career in nonprofit management, she has worked in almost every capacity. Sarah has extensive experience in event planning, capital campaigns, fund development, marketing and communications, social media strategies, conducting interviews and hiring practices, strategic planning and grant writing. Sarah has worked at the National Kidney Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association and most recently, Harbor House of Louisville. She started with Harbor House in 2015 as the Special Event Coordinator, after successfully implementing and increasing the funds raised at the signature fundraising event, The Ken-Ducky Derby, by 30% each year she was promoted to Assistant Director of Development in 2016. As Assistant Director of Development, she oversaw the fundraising and implementation of 4 signature events, annual giving, sponsorship and partnerships and year-round fund development planning. In 2018 she took on the role of Strategic Partnership Director at Harbor House to build community partnerships and focus on fundraising and relationship building for a capital campaign. Throughout her time at Harbor House, she also oversaw the grant program, applying for over 60 grants each year. In 2019, Sarah was invited to join the supervisory committee board at Transcend Credit Union, overseeing the yearly audit and compliance for the company.
Outside of work, Sarah is a happily married to her husband, Phil, of 5 years and is the mother of a two-year old daughter, Mae. In her spare time, Sarah loves to read, travel, spend quality time with family and friends and enjoy all the wonderful local food and drinks that Louisville has to offer.