Sarah Jeno is dedicated to advancing philanthropy, especially facilitating resources for institutions that have the ability to transform lives and improve the human condition. She currently serves as Director of Development for the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. Sarah takes creative and dynamic approaches to her fundraising strategy and has more than 14 years of experience in advancement and development with a passion for building equitable giving relationships and connecting individuals with priorities that align with their values.
Her past experience includes major giving for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), where she directed and assisted in shaping a $30 million capital campaign, the Rhode Island Zoological Society and grassroots fundraising operations for the League of Women Voters. Sarah grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and spent many years with non-profits in Washington, DC and on the east coast. She moved to Colorado in 2019 by way of Lander, Wyoming. Sarah is in the process of completing her MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver with a focus on Business Strategy and Sports Sustainability. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University in Maryland.
Sarah volunteers with Girls on the Run Wyoming, where she served as fundraising chair of the board from 2018-2020 and currently co-chairs the AFP Colorado mentorship committee. Outside of work you will find Sarah in the kitchen elevating her cake game, hanging with her nieces and nephews, or traveling and exploring the outdoors with her partner, Ty, and their German shorthaired pointer, Suzy.