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PEAK Grantmaking

Sara Sanders

Membership Director


Contact Sara with questions about joining PEAK Grantmaking, supporting our work, volunteer opportunities, and our chapters.

As PEAK Grantmaking’s membership director, Sara leads the organization’s efforts to build and grow our network of change-makers and our community of institutions investing in PEAK, all with the goal of transforming philanthropy by operationalizing equity.

Sara brings 10+ years of association experience in volunteer management, membership recruitment and retention, stakeholder engagement, and relationship building.  For over 2 of those years, she worked as PEAK Grantmaking’s regional chapter manager, during which time she collaborated with volunteer regional chapter officers to dramatically increase engagement and build volunteers as leaders.

Sara started her career at the Department of Defense, training military voting assistance officers to help service members vote and ensuring ballots were sent on time to oversees citizens. She has also worked at the League of Women Voters and the School Nutrition Association.

Sara earned a bachelor’s degree in history and criminal justice from The George Washington University. She loves spending time with her family, is an avid sports fan and museum enthusiast, enjoys hobbies like ice skating and knitting, and can’t wait for her next travel adventure.