Sarah Gordon is Vice President, Advisory Services and Nonprofit Investments at the Center for Financial Services Innovation. In this position, Ms. Gordon fosters relationships with the nonprofit community, particularly organizations working to provide financial products and services to underserved consumers. Ms. Gordon oversees CFSI’s nonprofit investing activities, including the Financial Capability Innovation Fund, as well as the non-financial support CFSI provides nonprofit innovators. She brings nonprofits into CFSI’s networking program which offers opportunities for cross-sector dialogue and exchange. She also brokers mutually beneficial partnerships between nonprofits and for-profit financial services companies.
Prior to joining CFSI, Ms. Gordon was the Associate Director at Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC). As part of the agency’s management team, Ms. Gordon directed development activities, cultivating donors and securing funding from government, corporate, foundation, and individual sources. Ms. Gordon also served as Director of JARC’s Center for Working Families. In this role, she managed the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs that help low-income individuals improve their educational, employment, and financial outcomes.
Sarah Gordon graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Sociology and Urban Studies and a minor in African-American Studies. She also completed two years of graduate study in Sociology at Northwestern University.