Featuring Sarah Kramer, Director of Corporate Contributions and Community Initiatives - Ameren
What is Lunch with Leaders?
Lunch with Leaders is a unique leadership development program aimed at fostering the next generation of philanthropic sector leaders in corporate, private, and family foundations. The program aims to create relationships and spark dialogue among new and experienced grantmakers.
How does it work?
New grantmakers and a rotating cast of experienced grantmakers meet for an informal lunch, coordinated by the Gateway Center for Giving. Each lunch has four spots for new grantmakers and is hosted by one experienced grantmaker. Meeting in small groups encourages informal, yet robust conversation around relevant topics. A "trigger" article (linked below) is sent out in advance, which helps prompt the discussion.
Who should attend?
GCG Members (free) and Non-Member Funders ($50.00) who have been in the field for less than 5 years. Space is limited to 4 participants.
Sarah is the Director of Corporate Contributions and Community Initiatives for Ameren, a utility that powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers across a 64,000-square-mile area in Missouri and Illinois.
Sarah's charitable giving, community relations, and communications experience includes more than two decades of cross-industry and multi-city experience, through escalating roles with Sisters of Mercy Health System, Mallinckrodt/Covidien, Pfizer, Inc., Peabody Energy, and consulting work. Sarah has served on the boards of nonprofits including Focus St. Louis, NCCJ, Food Outreach, St. Margaret of Scotland School, the Lutheran Foundation and COCA – the Center of Creative Arts, where she recently rejoined.
Special thanks to Ameren Missouri for sponsoring GCG's Lunch with Leaders series.