Sarah Williams works with family foundations, individual donors, and social investors to realize philanthropic and impact investing goals. She designs and manages grant and impact investing portfolios in a wide range of areas including: social entrepreneurship, women’s economic advancement, programs for the incarcerated population and their families, college access for first-generation college students, programs in higher education, and many others.
Sarah is a co-founder of Advective Capital, a fund that supports and invests in social entrepreneurs and a founder of the ImpactAssets50, a guide to the most experienced impact investing fund managers in the US. Her clients have included the Calvert Foundation, KPMG, Pfizer, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, family foundations, and individual donors and investors.
Prior to her consulting career, Sarah spent 10 years designing and directing philanthropy programs for Pfizer Inc. She was responsible for the establishment and management of The Pfizer Foundation, which was, at its inception, the largest corporate foundation in the United States with over $320 million in assets. She developed public-private partnerships in health in the US and around the world and launched and managed K-12 partnerships with schools across the country, including initiatives in science and math education and support for new school start-ups.
Sarah has worked in public education, designed and implemented HIV education programs, run local political campaigns, and served in leadership positions on the boards of nonprofit organizations. She chairs the board of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and serves on the board of the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the Center for Prison Education, among others. Sarah graduated from Wesleyan University and was awarded a Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in NYC. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Andrew Kimball, and their two sons.