by Alex Benepe | September 24th, 2012
The IQA is proud to announce that Sarah Woolsey, President of UMD Quidditch, has been selected to become the IQA’s new Development Director.
Sarah will be taking over from Aimee Howarth, who co-founded the Texas A&M Quidditch team with her sister, Kristen, and is one of the IQA’s strongest advocates for societal engagement, ranging from kidditch (youth quidditch), book drives, and to Title 9 & ¾. Aimee will be retaining her post as board member of the league and no doubt continuing to advocate for all of the causes she has championed, and helping the IQA continue to raise thousands of books for libraries and schools.
The post of Development Director is focused on fundraising for the IQA (primarily through grant applications and donations), as well as advancing the IQA’s community goals listed above. Sarah brings grant-writing experience to the table, and is very familiar with institutional messaging, having worked for the orientation office at the University of Maryland. Sarah is also the logistics coordinator for the upcoming Midatlantic Regional Championship, and she organized both the Shell-shocking spectacular and the Turtle Cup at UMD (spring and fall tournaments respectively).
The Director of the upcoming Midatlantic regional, Logan Anbinder, said of Sarah: “Sarah has really been utterly indispensable to the UMD team for the past three years. She’s served in so many capacities, official and unofficial, to help make the team what it is today. Under her leadership as Tournament Director, the Shell-Shocking Spectacular won the IQA’s “Better than the World Cup” Award, which is really a testament to the amount of work that Sarah puts into every aspect of her involvement with the UMD team and with the IQA in general.”
If you have ideas for fundraising, want to get your team involved with kidditch, literacy, or Title 9 & 3/4, or wish to make a tax-deductible donation to the IQA, please email Sarah at email@example.com