Board & Staff

Portrait of Sally Chapman

Sally Chapman
Auction Co-Chair

Sally Chapman is an educational consultant with over 30 years’ experience. Her work for clients includes designing and writing training programs and products, and delivering workshops to public school educators. She is also an associate with a hotel selection and contract negotiations company. Formerly, she was the executive director of an education company, a director of new product development for the nation’s largest education association, a curriculum director for a public school district, and a teacher in elementary and middle school classrooms.

She holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in educational policy and administration from the University of Kansas, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

A Minnesotan by birth, Sally moved from the “other Washington” to Bellingham in 2005 and got involved with the Festival shortly after. She has been a board member since 2009 and is co-chair of our annual auction and dinner which is the largest fund-raiser for the Festival. Each summer you’ll find her singing in the alto section of the Festival Chorus. She has also sung with other local choral groups including the Bellingham Chamber Chorale and the Whatcom Choral.