Sarah Burke

Vice President of Development

Child Mind Institute

Burke Sarah CMI



Peter Wissink, Administrative Assistant, Development


Sarah Burke is Vice President of Development of the Child Mind Institute. She leads the organization’s fundraising and development initiatives, including expanding revenue streams and partnering with all sectors of the philanthropic community to support the organization’s ambitious goals. She is a seasoned fundraiser who most recently served as Assistant Vice President with CCS Fundraising, a strategic consulting firm that plans, manages, and implements complex fundraising initiatives.

With CCS, Sarah was responsible for designing and leading comprehensive development program overhauls and enhancements with large-scale organizations such as Operation Smile, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, achieving multi-million dollar fundraising goals and expansive mission impact. Sarah also partnered with the Board of Directors and Senior Executive Leadership to coordinate and drive strategic planning efforts that will direct the organizations’ programmatic and development activities in coming years.

Sarah has demonstrated a personal commitment to transforming lives via strategic philanthropy throughout her career, having also worked for Orbis International, Amnesty International USA, International Relief and Development, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. She earned her Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her Bachelor’s from American University School of International Service.