Founder and President
Sherrye Willis is the founder and president of Alliance for Greater Works™. Sherrye has more than 30 years of nonprofit expertise, with careers on all sides of philanthropy having served as the executive director of a private family foundation with over $10 million in assets, a chief development officer in higher education and art institutions, and founder of a thriving nonprofit organization.
Sherrye is a servant leader, author, speaker, coach and certified adult-learner trainer. She has consulted for 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 leaders from around the country, and only three in Texas, invited to the White House to discuss challenges facing marginalized 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.
Sherrye authored her first book, Launching Greater Works™: Turning a God-Inspired Vision into a 501(c)(3) Nonprofitin 2014. Detailing Sherrye’s journey of answering a call to serve organizations working in under-resourced communities, the book 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 and is currently a doctoral candidate at Biola University researching how philanthropy can effect or disrupt systems level change in marginalized communities. In her ever-limited spare time, Sherrye loves listening to jazz, traveling, reading, and spending time with her best friend and husband, Joe.
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