In 2012, after working in banking for four years, Sarah switched to the nonprofit world because she wanted her work to be more directly connected to making a difference in people’s lives.
As a grants manager, Sarah handles the day-to-day activities of the grant files, which includes processing grant agreements, reports and payments to ensure that grant files are in compliance. She also helps with internal and external customer service, supporting the Foundation’s Philanthropy team and helping grantees submit applications.
Sarah’s favorite work activity so far has been attending two Rural Philanthropy Days — one in Pagosa Springs and one in Creede. Both events allowed her to meet people from different areas of the state and hear about the work being done there to promote healthier living.
After hours, Sarah enjoys spending time in the mountains — a love that began in her home state of Montana. Life is good when she is hiking, skiing or playing with her dog, Neiko. She is also an avid Denver Broncos fan. Go team!
BA Business Finance — Montana State University