Meet Sara Guando
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Development and University Relations
Phone: (813) 253-6200
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2009 SUNY Cortland, B.A. in History
When did you start and what do you do?
I started at UT in February 2021. As the assistant director for Annual Giving, I manage our bi-annual phonathon, as well as liaison for the UT Family Association and Family Association Board.
What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?
After facing the challenges we learned can happen at any moment in the past few years, I find the fast-paced pivot needed in fundraising incredibly important. We learned that having a diverse and flexible game plan is more important than relying on traditional fundraising and communication. I love that this allows for creativity and ingenuity in the field.
What is your favorite thing about working at UT?
Being new to the higher education environment, I love working at UT! I find it inspiring to work around those who value education, progress and quality of life, both for the students and the entire Tampa community.