Sara Lomelin is a connector of people and ideas. She believes that everyone can be a philanthropist.

Why you should listen

Sara Lomelin is the founding CEO of Philanthropy Together, a global initiative working to diversify and democratize philanthropy through the power of collective giving. Giving circles are a unique and diverse model of people-powered philanthropy that have given away nearly 1.3 billion dollars in the past two decades. Everyone has a voice in this joyful, democratic new era of philanthropy.

Before launching Philanthropy Together, Lomelin served as the senior director of leadership philanthropy at Opportunity Fund (now Accion Opportunity Fund). For eight years, she was VP of Philanthropy at the Latino Community Foundation, where she created the Latino Giving Circle Network -- the largest network of Latinx philanthropists in the US. She serves on the National Council of the Women's Philanthropy Institute and the Board of Directors of GivingTuesday and Battery Powered.


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