Washington, DC – Crimsonbridge Foundation, a national private operating foundation specializing in entrepreneurial philanthropy, has welcomed Sarah Babins to the team as its first Special Projects and Executive Assistant. Babins, who most recently served as the Director of Philanthropy at Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, will support the foundation’s leadership team and the development of programs and communications.
“We really value Sarah’s experiences in philanthropy as both a grantmaker and a grantseeker,” says Danielle M. Reyes, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Crimsonbridge Foundation. “Having a team of professionals who have worked in communities and the nonprofit sector, informs and enhances our work in philanthropy.”
Babins has spent her 15-year career in the nonprofit sector. Before joining the Crimsonbridge Foundation, she was a successful fund development professional raising funds at two Michigan retirement communities. She also worked in advancement at New Mexico State University, engaging alumni and friends to create scholarships and other educational opportunities for first-generation college students. In this role, she raised the largest gift for one of the colleges serving nursing and social work students.
Babins has also served in various foundation roles, as Program Officer at the Monterey Peninsula Foundation in California and Youth Program Manager for the Battle Creek Community Foundation in Michigan. She is proud of her volunteerism and service to the community, having served as an AmeriCorps VISTA for a youth-serving organization in Detroit and as an active member of the Junior League for more than eight years.
“I am passionate about giving young people opportunities for growth through education,” says Babins. “Crimsonbridge’s approach to philanthropy and how they work as partners in the community is very inspiring. They keep education at the heart of everything they do!”
Babins has a master's degree in public administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and received her bachelor's degree in political science and French at Albion College. She also holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential.