Sarah “Sally” Wood Hlavay is a native of Corvallis, Oregon. She is the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Sidney Wood, Sr. and Mary Eleanor Grantham Wood. Sally was married to the late Joseph Francis Hlavay. Sally completed her undergraduate work at the University of Georgia, earning a B.S. She completed her M.B.A. at Pepperdine University, and an M.A. in Teaching at Emory University. Sally’s career has been as a Professional Fundraiser, serving as Associate Director of Alumni Relations for Emory University; as the Atlantic Regional Manager for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; as an educator at Holy Innocents Parish Day School, as a number of other roles. Sally’s service to the community has been significant and extensive. She is, for instance, a fifty plus year member of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, serving as Organizing President of First Emigrant Chapter in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

Social Membership

  • The Baronial Order of Magna Charta
  • The National Society of Americans of Royal Descent
  • The Military Order of the Crusades
  • The Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
  • The Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
  • The Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
  • The National Guild of St. Margaret of Scotland
  • The National Gavel Society
  • National Society Children of the American Revolution (#68219 - admitted October 22, 1951, South Carolina State Society Vice President)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Chapter Regent-Heritage Chapter, Calgary. Alberta, Canada; First Vice Regent, Beverly Hills Chapter, California Fifty-Five years as of October 1963)
  • Colonial Dames of America (1979, Chapter XX, Los Angeles, California)
  • National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century (Organizing President, First Emigrant Chapter, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Member for Fifty-one years as of June 1967)
  • National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century
  • National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars (National President, Honorary National President)
  • Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars (Governor General, Honorary Governor General)
  • National Society Daughters of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (National First Vice President Court President, Arizona)
  • Order of the Descendants of the Justiciars (2nd Vice Justiciar, Founding Member)
  • National Society Dames of the Court of Honor (State President, Arizona)
  • National Society New England Women (State President, Arizona)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (State Regent, Arizona)
  • National Society Children of the American Colonists (Adult Adviser Chairman, Life Members)
  • National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (State President, Arizona)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Governor, Arizona)
  • Hereditary Order of the Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution
  • Hereditary Order First Families of Massachusetts
  • National Society First Families of New Hampshire (Founding Member)
  • Piscataqua Pioneers
  • Sons and Daughters First Families of Newbury
  • Daughters of the Union 1861-1865
  • Daughters of Union Veterans
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • DUSA
  • The Society of Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
  • Colonial Bench and Bar
  • Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands (Founding Recording Secretary General)
  • Descendants of Early Postmasters 1607-1900 (Founding Member)

Other Notes

  • Association of FundRaising Professionals
  • National Charity League- Founder Chapter (Los Angeles, California)
  • Washington Athletic Club
  • Willow Park Golf and Country Club
  • President's Society, University of Alberta
  • Episcopal Church of the Advent
  • Interests: Literacy, Travel, Golf, and Music
  • Volunteer - CanLearn Society
  • Chairman, Peter Gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament for Literacy
  • (Raised over $1,000,000 for Adult and Children's Literacy for Calgary, Alberta) Willow Park Charity Classic
  • Peter Gzowski Literacy Award NSDAR, National Literacy Award Winner Calgary Community Service Award

Listed In (Publications)

Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century

International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women (ABI)

Who's Who of American Women (Marquis Who's Who)