Sarah M. Williams
Sarah became Propel Capital’s first full-time CEO in January 2017, after launching this project with Jeremy in 2008. As CEO, she directs Propel’s strategy, investment and grant program design, and implementation.
Before becoming CEO, Sarah led her own consulting firm, working with foundations, donors, and corporations on their giving and impact investing strategies. Sarah also led the Pfizer Foundation, with over $300 million in assets, overseeing the launch of their first international and social venture programs; designed -- with a coalition of activists, educators, and health experts – the nation’s first comprehensive HIV/AIDS education and condom availability program in NYC high schools at the height of the epidemic; and ran community organizing campaigns for pro-choice State Legislature candidates in Missouri. Sarah serves on a range of nonprofit boards, including the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Center for Prison Education, and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Sarah has a B.A. from Wesleyan University and was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs.