Sarah Battersby

Scholarships & Donor Services Officer

About Sarah

Sarah serves the Foundation as Scholarships & Donor Services Officer, managing the many opportunities for students in the Triangle to access funding for post-secondary degrees as well as supporting the Foundation’s broader donor constituency. She joined the Foundation in January 2015; prior to coming to Triangle Community Foundation, Sarah worked in higher education in a variety of roles, including career counseling, admissions, financial aid, and student affairs.

Sarah is a proud native North Carolinian from New Bern, NC who graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in English with a minor in Women’s Studies and a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Management and Community Practice and a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. Sarah currently gives back to UNC by serving as a School of Social Work Field Instructor for MSW students pursuing internships at the Foundation and cheering on the Tar Heels at every opportunity.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys baking, reading, and watching PBS. Sarah serves on the Board of TABLE, as a Professional Women’s Group Mentor for Dress for Success of the Triangle, and as a Farm Tour volunteer with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. She is also a Leadership Triangle Goodmon Fellow.

Sarah is a writer for our blog! Check out her thoughts here.

Ways Sarah gives back:

  1. Volunteering for local nonprofits
  2. Shopping locally
  3. Providing a helping hand when I can

...but I still think that one of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world.

M.F.K. Fisher, The Gastronomical Me

Sarah’s Hobbies

Baking (and cooking)
Reading
Watching British television shows on PBS