Meet the Team
President and Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy
An accomplished fundraising veteran, community advocate and change agent, Sandy Morckel has assisted not-for-profit organizations and public/private partnerships in raising over $50 million in philanthropic support across the country for a wide variety of causes. Beginning in 1987, Sandy has held leadership positions for respected regional and national not-for-profit organizations, including March of Dimes, Arthritis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Historic Charleston Foundation, where she served as Director of Philanthropy.
Sandy launched Solutions for the Greater Good in 2014, a consulting firm targeting nonprofit organizations and public/private partnerships to crystallize bold goals and vision and bring them to fruition. She consults nonprofit organizations and community-led initiatives in identifying, approaching, engaging and inspiring individuals, corporations, foundations and government in capital and comprehensive campaigns.
Sandy has been a life-long model for civic engagement. A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 1991, Sandy is Past President of the AFP Central Ohio Chapter, and currently a member of the AFP Lowcountry Chapter. A Rotarian since 1993, Sandy is Past President of the Rotary Club of Dublin AM and served as President of the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston during their 100th anniversary year in 2019/2020. She is as a founding member of the TEDxCharleston Steering Committee, board member of Save More Kids, special advisor to The Sophia Institute and a founding member of the Leadership Team for Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative, where she has dedicated the remainder of her life to the issues of race relations and economic parity. She was recognized as a Business First “Forty Under 40” Honoree in Columbus, Ohio in 1999 in recognition for her charitable and civic involvement and professional achievements. In 2020, she was selected as one of four finalists in the Remarkable Women series launched by News2 WCBD in Charleston and the Nexstar Network nationally.
She is married to Craig Gangloff and lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Frank L. Sonntag
An accomplished administrator and fundraiser, Frank Sonntag has been described as a “consummate professional who can lead any organization while creating a time of extraordinary opportunity.” Frank possesses a broad perspective honed over decades as a leader in the nonprofit arts and social services arenas. In addition to extensive experience as a presenter and producer as well as having served on the leaderships teams for major social service agencies, his managerial expertise provides a firm foundation for developing and implementing sustainable growth strategies along with the confidence of volunteer leadership and donors vital to building organizational capacity.
Sonntag has held leadership positions for respected arts and social service organizations across the country including New York Foundation for the Arts, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. During his tenure at Dance St. Louis, he was responsible for implementing a revitalization effort that repositioned the organization in the eyes of its community while simultaneously realizing a 75 percent reduction on in inherited operating debt. As Executive Director of the Parsons Dance Company, Frank was responsible for a 300 percent increase in contributed revenue and a 600 percent increase in organizational assets. Most recently he oversaw the final phase of fundraising, construction and operational plan development for the $42M Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts in Minneapolis.
LinkedIn: @Frank Sonntag
An accomplished branding expert and community facilitator, Jessica spent almost two decades in brand development, consulting, and facilitation as the CEO and founder of Ru Concept with clients in NYC, LA, Miami, Charleston and internationally. In 2019, Jessica joined Solutions for the Greater Good as Senior Consultant.
Immediately following the Mother Emanuel tragedy in Charleston in 2015, Jessica co-founded Arm In Arm, a nonprofit working on responsible gun ownership in South Carolina, and served as the interim executive director for the first operating year to establish the organization. This led her to getting steeped in the Charleston community and consulting nonprofits, including Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, THRIVE, Turning Leaf, Charleston Hope, Empowered Minds and Vera Institute in NYC, focusing on fundraising, brand development and public relations, volunteer recruitment, and community engagement.
Additionally, Jessica co-founded a collaborative summer program that provided academic and enrichment opportunities for 150, K-12 underserved students at the College of Charleston to close the summer learning gap for low-income families in 2018. She led a 90-day grassroots fundraising campaign that raised $100K by having pop-up conversations in homes across Charleston to educate communities about summer slide and the program—and inspired kids, families, communities, and businesses across Charleston to creatively raise funds through their network. She recruited over nine partner organizations to offer in-kind programming.
In the Charleston community, Jessica is also known for her educational platform called Ideas Into Action. From 2016-2019, she curated, facilitated and organized over 30 collaborative discussions on various topics to unite the Charleston community with local nonprofits and leaders to increase awareness, involvement and collaboration, and to encourage volunteer and donor support. Ideas Into Action engaged over 2000 attendees and featured over 100 organizations in forum discussions ranging from social justice and racial equity, environmental and food justice, re-entry and criminal justice, education, and more.
Jessica serves on the Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative and is the executive producer of the documentary Overalls and Aprons. She has been featured in several Charleston magazines and newspapers: Charleston City Paper, Charlie Magazine, Post and Courier, and Charleston Magazine.
Jessica is deeply passionate about creating an environment for nonprofits to thrive and providing avenues to tell their stories to build capacity and further their missions.
Senior Consultant, Solutions for the Greater Good
Facebook: @Jessica Boylston