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Sabina Beverly

Grant Writer
Hometown: Dothan, AL

Sabina began grant writing in college with a proposal to fund her archival, preservation, and translation of letters and artifacts belonging to a Czech Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, to connect the survivor’s South Alabama family with their grandfather’s story. Since then, she has written for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including hospital systems, social service providers, educational equity services, workforce training programs, and mental health counseling agencies. Grant writing allows Sabina to advocate on behalf of nonprofit organizations doing invaluable work, and that passion – to “elevate” the voices of those uniquely serving their diverse communities – drives her work at Elevate.

Sabina earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a Depth Study in Applied Linguistics. During that time, she minored in Russian and studied abroad in Germany. Her volunteer service has included education, disability rights, and social justice causes.

Outside of writing, Sabina can be found making abstract art and taking long walks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with her partner and her golden retriever, both of whom have learned a bit of German.

What is your hidden talent?

I have a deep-seated love for linguistics - I minored in Russian in college, studied in Germany, and know some Spanish as well.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be a hyphen because I love connecting ideas, words, and people.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

The classic lack of an Oxford comma, though perhaps a writer stereotype, is my absolute pet peeve. My favorite example is a book dedication that said something along the lines of, "I would like to thank my parents, Mark Twain and God."

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

My favorite Sunday afternoons involve painting in my office/studio as the natural sunlight filters in through the windows and my dog snoozes in the light, or walking along the Black Warrior River with my dog and my partner in the cool months.

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