Home of Guiding Hands names director of development

The Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) has announced that Sarah Brenha has joined as director of development. Brenha has more than 10 years of non-profit experience and seven years in non-profit fundraising and development, specifically in the areas of donor and corporate relations, annual giving campaigns, major gifts, grant writing, volunteer recruitment and management, social media, events, board engagement and cause marketing. In her new role, Brenha will focus on volunteer recruitment, corporate partnerships, donor relations, employee engagement and grant writing, according to Mark Klaus, HGH president/CEO.

Brenha previously served at other local nonprofits, including YWCA Domestic Violence Counseling Center, George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center, and The Foundation for Educational Achievement. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State San Marcos and has a certificate in fundraising and development from University California San Diego Extension.

HGH is an El Cajon-based non-profit organization that provides services, training and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities. Services are provided to about 1,000 infants, adolescents and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism. Support is provided to individuals with developmental disabilities who are living independently in their own homes and communities of choice, along with residents of 31 homes in the San Diego area communities of El Cajon, Lakeside, San Carlos and Santee. For more information, visit www.guidinghands.org.