Founder and President
Sherrye Willis, Founder and President, of Alliance for Greater Works™ has more than 30 years of nonprofit expertise. During her career, Sherrye has led on both sides of philanthropy – as an executive director of a private family foundation with over $10 million in assets, a chief development officer in major higher education and art institutions, and founder of a thriving nonprofit organization.
Sherrye is an author, servant leader, speaker, consultant, coach, and certified adult-learner trainer. She has consulted and trained thousands of leaders and organizations locally, nationally, and internationally including Dr. Tony Evans’ National Church-Adopt-A-School Initiative, Center for Philanthropy Bermuda, Communities Foundation of Texas, Concord Church, Children’s Health Systems, Esping Family Foundation, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and many more.
In 2012, Sherrye was one of 150 U. S. leaders invited to the White House to discuss challenges facing local communities. The goal was to learn from pioneers who are driving change in challenging times and to explore new ways federal policymaking can support their endeavors. Only three Texas organizations were invited to this program.
In 2014, Sherrye authored her first book, Launching Greater Works™: Turning a God-Inspired Vision into a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit. Written for visionary leaders and nonprofits desiring to address the social inequities of individuals and communities, Launching Greater Works™ offers inspiration and practical advice to help leaders turn their vision into a reality.
Sherrye has a passion for developing the next generation of women leaders. In a spare time, Sherrye loves jazz, traveling abroad, reading, and spending time with her best friend and husband, Joe.