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SAM COSBY, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

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Sam Cosby is the Director of Development at the Beacon Center of Tennessee. In his role, Sam oversees the Center’s entire fundraising program, including individual and corporate gifts, direct mail, and foundation grants. After graduating high school in Bowling Green, Kentucky, he went on to work in sales at Performance Food Group. Just two years later, he had successfully built a route producing $1.3 million in total annual sales and established an entire new market for the company, which remains vibrant today.

After nearly a decade in sales, Sam decided to return to school at Western Kentucky University and went on to work in corporate fundraising for the school’s NPR/PBS affiliate. He raised corporate support funding to a record high in his first year alone, while also obtaining experience in various other aspects of nonprofit fundraising.  Sam left the station in April of 2012 to join the Beacon Center to advance free market principles and help change lives through public policy.

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