Researcher Profile

Tamara Sperling

Interim Vice President of Development


Tamara Sperling has devoted more than 20 years at nonprofit organizations building comprehensive fundraising programs and specializing in charitable gift planning in large, complex organizations. Since founding Legacy Gift Services, LLC in 2013, Sperling has provided interim strategic execution and management of development programs and served as counsel to a variety of nonprofit organizations. Those organizations have included Zero to Three, Maryland Food Bank, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, American Farmland Trust, and DC Appleseed. Prior to Legacy Gifts Services, she served as director of planned giving for The Wilderness Society where she managed a comprehensive planned giving program with nearly $10 million of life income assets and $150 million of future gift commitments. Sperling also developed a stewardship program for the mid-level giving program that helped to increase multi-year giving and provided discovery of planned gifts and future major gift donors. At World Wildlife Fund, she managed the planned giving program, including successfully securing nearly $100 million in bequest revenue, over $1 million in outright major gifts and over $7 million in life income gifts. 


MA in public communications, American University
BA in human communications and public relations, James Madison University