Sara Hazel (she/her/hers) is the Vice President of Development at the Denver Public Schools Foundation. She has over fourteen years of nonprofit development and leadership experience. Sara has worked at global, national, and local organizations, including The American Red Cross, The American Cancer Society, and Girls Inc. of Metro Denver. Sara’s leadership has included leading the Colorado Red Cross Centennial Celebration, celebrating 100 Years of the Red Cross in Colorado, and co-facilitating and planning the first ever national fundraising conference for Girls Inc. As a volunteer leader, Sara worked with a team to found a scholarship fund to send kids to summer camp in the Colorado mountains at Geneva Glen Camp. In all her roles, Sara has held management and leadership responsibilities and loves to build and work with exceptional teams. She loves the nonprofit sector and fundraising because of a desire for social justice and the ability to help donors navigate a path to support a mission that they can impact.
Locally, Sara is involved in many organizations including as a volunteer mentor for City Year Denver, serving as the Secretary for the Denver Women’s Commission, a member of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s Empowerment Council, and is an alumnus of Metro Denver Chamber Leadership Foundation Leadership Denver Class of 2020.
When Sara is not raising money for humanitarian causes, Sara writes a book review blog and enjoys Kansas City BBQ. She loves spending time in the mountains, traveling, watching Kansas Jayhawk basketball, reading, and spending quality time with her husband, friends, and chasing around her toddler daughter.