Alliance for Greater Works Honors Its Founder and President Sherrye Willis

Sherrye Willis

Twenty-three years ago, in the quietness of her prayer time and Bible study, Alliance for Greater Works Founder and President Sherrye Willis asked God to show her His will for her career—and He answered by directing her to focus on training leaders and organizations to be successful in their faith and philanthropy initiatives. As Sherrye continued her quest for further instructions, she learned that her work should not be relegated to a think tank. Rather, it should be instructional, leveraging her more than 15 years of expertise serving in major gifts fundraising at social, major art and higher education institutions and, sharing success strategies for multi-million capital campaigns, endowments, and foundations. While September 11, 2001, will always be remembered as a devastating day in our nation’s history, Sherrye felt called to start her first program in September 2001—and that she did! (MORE)

Today, Alliance for Greater Works helps improve communities across the country by strengthening the work of funders, nonprofits, government, businesses, churches, and health care systems. The organization is widely known for its proficiency building the capacity of leaders, organizations and cross-sector partnerships that address complex issues in underserved communities. The staff and its community of leaders who have partnered with Alliance for Greater Works over the years are all grateful for Willis’ vision, expertise, and winning strategies. Happy Women’s History Month, Sherrye! 

“I remain thankful to the Lord for his divine direction, keen insight and countless opportunities for me to use my talents and skills for His glory,” said Alliance for Greater Works Founder Sherry Willis. “I am also grateful for our talented staff, numerous organizations that continue to trust our guidance, and countless valuable relationships that we formed, many of them still in place today. It’s been a fruitful, joy-filled journey. I look forward to what the Lord has in store for us now and in the future.”

If you need leadership development strategy and implementation support, research in your area of expertise and data to support your initiatives, contact Alliance for Greater Works today. We have the expert knowledge, tools, and resources to help leaders and organizations solve community problems—in the state of Texas and across the country. For more information, go to

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