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Sara jo malinske

director of development

Sara Jo has been fundraising for social change on local, national, and global scales since 2009, and joined Real Food Challenge in 2017. She manages all fundraising activities, drawing on her background in event fundraising, individual giving, and strategic revenue portfolio development. Her past fundraising work benefitted causes such as LGBTQ+ liberation and serving youth experiencing homelessness. Sara Jo graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Sociology and minors in Nonprofit Management and Humanitarian Affairs. Outside of fundraising, Sara Jo spends her time hiking, kayaking, and camping with her dog and wife, and cooking.


Sara Jo’s pronouns are she, her, and hers.

Email Sara Jo at sarajo@realfoodchallenge.org.