Meet the talented team behind the Athens Area Community Foundation.
At the Athens Area Community Foundation, we work to help you Create a Dynamic Legacy.
Sarah McKinney began serving the Athens Area Community Foundation as President | CEO in March 2017. When she accepted the position, she was the Director of Development for the Georgia 4-H Foundation at the University of Georgia. Prior to her work with Georgia 4-H, Sarah served the Athens Community Council on Aging for fifteen years, beginning as an intern in college, and leaving having successfully created and filled the first position of Director of Development.
Sarah graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She continued her education with a Certificate of Gerontology from Kennesaw State University, a Certificate of Leadership from the University of Dayton, and Certificates of Basic and Advanced Nonprofit Financial Management from Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
Today, as a professional working in philanthropy, Sarah’s role is centered on helping convene the interest of donors, nonprofits, and community institutions to build, distribute, and preserve philanthropic assets that will enhance quality of life in the Athens area for generations to come.
Sarah is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Athens, the Leadership Georgia Class of 2019, and 2017-2018 LEAD Athens class. In her personal time, Sarah serves the East Jackson Comprehensive High School FFA Alumni program and Athens Church as a Host Team Captain.
Sarah and her husband of 19 years, John, are parents to Nathan and Anna.
Kipper Koslowsky began working with the Athens Area Community Foundation in September 2017 as the Director of Donor Services. Her role revolves around serving our donors and helping to facilitate their grant-making.
Kipper holds a B.A. in English and minor in Education from the College of William and Mary. She has been a public high school teacher, coach, tutor, homeschool teacher, and freelance writer. She volunteers in Guest Services with Athens Church and enjoys cooking, reading, and sports.
Kipper and her husband Mike (Service Programming Director at Athens Church) have been married for twenty-eight years and live in Oconee County. They are parents to four children: Julia, John, Calvin, and Henry.
Stephanie Mann joined the work of the Athens Area Community Foundation in December 2019 to coordinate Empty Stocking Fund grants and now serves as the Director of Operations. In her role, she focuses on systems to ensure excellence within day-to-day operations.
Stephanie graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a B.B.A in Accounting. She continued her education with a Master’s of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Georgia. She has passionately served with local nonprofits in the Athens Area for the past five years focusing on administrative leadership, grant writing, and event planning.
Stephanie and her husband Michael are glad to call Athens home and are proud parents of their son, Estiven.
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