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 River Days Festival (accurate year ’round).
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
Sara has recently started seeking out the area’s live music in order to highlight some local talent through booking the River Days Festival’s Bob Johns Main Stage. This new adventure started when a friend in a funk and blues band asked her to sub in for the female lead singer, and after that singer retired from the group, Sara officially joined the 23 North Band. On weekends when she’s not singing with the band, she is proud to MC for the Chemical City Roller Girls Roller Derby team home games. 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 to be had at the Greater Midland Community Center.