Sarah Hernandez

Chief of Staff and Associate Vice President for People Initiatives

(650) 497-2422


Sarah works across teams at our Foundation to put its vision of unlocking philanthropy into operation, and to help achieve greater organizational excellence and efficiency. As our people leader, she strives to create an inclusive culture and nurture talent to improve outcomes. She serves as a thought partner and adviser to the president and CEO.

Before joining our Foundation in 2020, Sarah spent over a decade in advancement at top academic institutions, guiding and contributing to engagement strategies in development and alumni relations. She worked at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; Stanford Graduate School of Business; and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Sarah graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BA in journalism.