Director of Development, Loyola Law School
Sarah Monteiro joined Loyola Law School's advancement team as director of development in 2018. Monteiro comes to LMU with 10 years of experience in fundraising and higher education, working at UC Irvine, UCLA, and the city of Los Angeles.
At Loyola Law School, Monteiro works with the dean, faculty and administrative staff to meet fundraising goals and build affinity in support of our philanthropic priorities. Those priorities include student scholarships, centers, live-client legal clinics, and specialty programs within the curriculum.
Monteiro began her career in development after working as a case manager for the city of Los Angeles where she saw firsthand how dwindling resources limit the ability of programs to be effective. At that point, she saw a career in development as an opportunity to do meaningful work while driving critical support for programs and institutions that are vital to our communities. Since then, Monteiro has secured over a dozen five- and six-figure gifts for the institutions at which she has worked. In addition, Monteiro has executed a variety of engagement events, managed volunteer boards, overseen leadership giving programs, partnered with and engaged faculty and centers, and has grown the annual funds for the organizations of which she has been a part.
Monteiro earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from UCLA. In her free time, Monteiro enjoys camping, hiking, and going to the beach with her family.