English Lake, Indiana
As an IFC Advisor, she brings her community philanthropy expertise to various Impact Finance Center initiatives. Raised in rural New Mexico and Nebraska and now living on a farm in Indiana, Sarah comes to impact investing with a strong place-based lens and the knowledge that access to capital can transform underrepresented communities. Currently the Director of GIFT Technical Services at the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and previously a director of development at the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Sarah has worked for more than 10 years at the intersection of community philanthropy and development. Before relocating to the Midwest, she served in roles at a Washington D.C. think tank and in the Colorado State House of Representatives. A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Political Science, Sarah is working toward a Master’s in Philanthropic Studies at the IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, from which she also has her Certificate in Fundraising Management. Sarah wants to see rural communities thrive and is excited to help build the infrastructure that connects capital to middle America’s main streets. If it’s sunny and after work hours, you’ll probably find her in her garden.