Sonya A. Milner is a philanthropic advisor for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (ALSAC is the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.) Sonya currently cultivates, stewards, and solicits a portfolio of nearly 500 donors for St. Jude’s bequest and planned giving program, helping to make it the 2nd largest bequest program among all charities nationally.
As a nonprofit strategist and fundraiser, Sonya says she’s extremely good at one thing, and that’s helping nonprofits succeed. With more than 25 years of experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management, and corporate leadership, Sonya has previously held leadership positions with the Interdenominational Theological Center, The Salvation Army, Nicholas House, and Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Prior to her career in nonprofits, Sonya spent 15 years at Delta Air Lines, where she worked in various leadership roles, including marketing manager for the Delta Community Credit Union, where she helped make DCCU the largest credit union in Georgia.
As a proud native of Atlanta, Sonya is well acquainted with the philanthropic landscape of Atlanta, and she is a passionate advocate for the role donors and funders can play in creating opportunities and improving lives.