Sara Weiss has raised over $6 million from grants, major gifts, and other funding sources. She joined the Housing Partnership in March 2005, where she works two days a week as Grants Manager doing grants research, solicitation, proposal writing, donor correspondence and grants management. Of the $6 million she has raised, over $1.6 million was raised for the Housing Partnership. Ms. Weiss is also the Director of Development for the Long Island Council of Churches, an interfaith education and social service provider. Previously she worked as senior analyst and grant writer for the Institute for Jewish, Christian & Islamic Studies and Relations, an interfaith education organization, and the Council of Churches of the City of New York, a faith-based educational and advocacy organization. Ms. Weiss has Masters Degrees in Anthropology and Clinical and Research Psychology, and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Long Island University C.W. Post Campus and the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Her publications have appeared in scholarly journals, trade journals, magazines and newspapers.