Sara JacobsCarter

Youth Impact Coordinator
About MACF

Sara JacobsCarter

Sara joined MACF in the summer of 2018 and hasn’t stopped smiling since.  A Michigan native, she graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Family Science) from Central Michigan University, and earned her Master of Science in Family Life and Human Development at Arizona State University (Marriage and Family Therapy Concentration). After spending the first 12 years of their marriage at one university or the other collecting 3 advanced degrees between them, Sara and her husband were very happy to finally put down roots in Midland and watch their family blossom!

Sara’s responsibilities include overseeing the Youth Action Council, assisting this group of phenomenal 6th-12th graders as they undertake the grantmaking process and discover the satisfaction of philanthropy in their lives. Sara is also responsible for the administration of several youth-focused grants and is already hard at work for the next Riverdays festival (accurate year ’round).

Favorite things

Sara’s favorite things are spending time with friends and family, struggling to improve her minimal sewing & crafting skills, and working hard with her hubby to indoctrinate their daughters into the magical worlds of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Middle Earth, Star Trek, Paradise Island, Olympus, Narnia, Tortall, and the parks and playgrounds of Midland, Michigan.

Favorite thing(s) to do in Midland County

Although she has retired from contact, Sara is proud to MC for the Chemical City Roller Girls Roller Derby team home games, still skates a bit with the Roll Arena Rockets roller speed skating team, and – in nice weather – can often be found skating or biking on the Pere Marquette Rail Trail or dropping in at the Trilogy Skate Park.  Sara and her family also frequent the Dow Diamond to cheer on the Great Lakes LOOOOOOOOONs, enjoy exploring the new Canopy Walk at Whiting Forest, and take advantage of the fun at the Greater Midland Community Center.

Midland Area Community Foundation


Alysia Christy

Director of Community Impact

Heather Crowl

Scholarship Coordinator & Impact Assistant

Doug Wright

Career & College Access Network Coordinator