Sarah Curfman


Sarah Curfman is the managing consultant with CliftonLarsonAllen’s Public Sector Group and the Associate Director of the CLA Foundation. She has over 18 years of experience in the both the private and public sector specializing in financial and operational consulting. Her areas of expertise include organization and board assessment, board governance training, financial analysis, business/growth planning, and philanthropic due diligence.

Highlights from Sarah’s project management and consulting work include: a business plan for the Minnesota STEM education network; the drafting and roll-out of NACSA’s Financial Performance Framework across twelve states; and project management of a large-scale research and analysis project sponsored by Target Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation, Minnesota Council on Foundations, and Minnesota Business Partnership to examine philanthropic funding for education across the Twin Cities.  

Sarah was instrumental in the successful formation of the CLA Foundation in 2015. Her roles with the Foundation include: past board member, past program committee chair, and currently, Associate Director.  

Sarah graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a B.S. in accountancy and a minor in fine arts. She is a past board member of a number of nonprofits, including Social Venture Partners Minnesota, Free Arts Minnesota, the Junior League of Minneapolis, and EAG.