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This profile was last updated on 11/29/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Ms. Sara A. Sneed

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Director, Education Investments

Phone: (860) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: s***@***.org
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
10 Columbus Boulevard 8Th Floor
Hartford , Connecticut 06106
United States

Company Description: In 1990, the Hartford Foundation made a significant, long-term investment to prepare Hartford's children for school. This was fueled by research indicating that...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A.
    Mount Holyoke College
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Sara A. Sneed | Institute for Educational Leadership, 29 Nov 2015 [cached]
Sara A. Sneed
Sara A. Sneed
Director, Education Investments Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Headshot: Sara Sneed Sara A. Sneed is director of education investments with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, one of the nation's largest community foundations. In this position, Sneed leads the Foundation's K-12 research, strategy, and portfolio, promoting educational equity and excellence with partners at the local, state, and national levels.
Sneed brought to the Hartford Foundation 17 years of distinguished visionary and strategic leadership and achievement in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. For seven years, she served as senior program manager with the Foundation for the Mid-South, where she was responsible for the Families and Children, Public Policy, and Faculty Fellows (leadership development) programs. As director of maternal and child health with the Medical Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, her leadership resulted in the significant expansion of public health partnerships and strategic initiatives throughout the surrounding region. Previously, she served as as special projects manager with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, leading program and systems innovations in the areas of foster care, permanency planning, and adoption.
A popular speaker and trainer, Sneed has won numerous awards for her work. Among other national leadership roles, she currently serves on the Education Working Group of the Social Impact Exchange, and she is both the former co-chair of CFLeads, representing more than 300 community foundations nationwide, and a former executive board member of Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families. As a licensed clergywoman and ordinand, she is chair of the board of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ and often travels to preach for churches and conferences throughout the nation.
Sneed earned a B.A. with multiple honors from Mount Holyoke College and holds an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School where she was named the William and Lucille Nickerson Scholar and winner of both the Walcott Preaching Prize and prestigious Charles S. Mersick Preacher-Scholar Award.
IEL Board of Directors, 14 June 2014 [cached]
Sara A. Sneed Director, Education Investments Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
CFLeads: Community Foundations Leading Change, 19 Nov 2008 [cached]
Sara Sneed, Co-Chair, CFLeads
CCFY | Board of Directors, 31 Aug 2007 [cached]
Sara Sneed, Co-ChairHartford Foundation for Public Giving
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy : New Positions at Hartford Foundation, 21 April 2012 [cached]
Sharon O'Meara of Avon has been named Director of Workforce Investments and Sara Sneed of South Windsor has been promoted to Director of Education Investments.
Ms. Sneed, previously a senior program officer, joined the Hartford Foundation in 1999 after five years with the Foundation for the Mid-South where she directed programs focused on families and children, as well as an initiative addressing issues of race and class. Former roles include director of maternal and child health with the Medical Foundation in Boston; health and human services advisor to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts; and director of the Southern New England Network for Black Families and Children with the Urban League. She has served on the Board of Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, an affinity group of the Council on Foundations. A licensed clergywoman, Sara is chair of the board of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ.
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