Meet Claire Moss, SFA’s new development officer

On January 2, we welcomed Claire Moss to our table.  Claire is SFA’s new development officer, and is charged with annual giving campaigns and individual gifts. Claire holds a BS in social work from the University of Mississippi and a master’s in social work from Louisiana State University.

“Watching the films and listening to the oral histories has been quite moving and in just a short time I have had the opportunity to meet some of the superstars we document,” Moss said. “I am looking forward to getting to know more of SFA’s partners and increase our presence and contributions so we can keep up our good work.”

Prior to joining SFA’s world headquarters, she spent the majority of her career in the nonprofit sector in both executive and development roles.  She moved to Oxford with her family in the summer of 2017.

“Our new development officer will be dedicated to leveraging the passion and interest of SFA members so that they may help us fund our work,” Edge said. “We haven’t previously dedicated a lot of energy to fundraising. We’ve had great major donations from our stalwarts, but that notion of an annual fund wherein a large cohort of our membership actually funds our work is new and exciting and Claire, with her long, successful experience in nonprofits is the ideal hire.”

Article by Rebecca Lauck Cleary