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Announcing Sarah Jones as our 2019 Annual Conference Closing Performer

Thursday, February 7, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Jones will close out our 2019 Annual Conference with a curated performance! Learn more about Sarah below.

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Called "a master of the genre" by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® and Obie Award-winning performer and writer known for the multi-character, one-person Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, and her current, critically-acclaimed show Sell/Buy/Date. Sarah was educated at Bryn Mawr College and the United Nations International School, honing her sense of empathy for people from all backgrounds and the diverse voices that characterize her work.


Renowned as “a one woman global village”, she has also given multiple main-stage "TEDtalks" garnering millions of views, performed at The White House and United State of Women Summit at the invitation of President and First Lady Obama, and given an historic performance at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Sarah is also a long-standing advocate for the empowerment of women and girls, and known for her humanitarian activism. In her role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, she has performed for audiences around the world, and raised awareness of issues including ethnic, racial and economic disparities in the United States. Learn More > 

The Closing Performance: The Foundation

For her closing performance, Sarah will perform The Foundation, which examines some of the dynamics between benefactors and beneficiaries of philanthropic giving. The piece also explores the disparate, and at times contradictory, range of personal philosophies and experiences of the characters in a shifting political climate.

During the performance, you will meet a range of personalities, from trustees to grantees, each of whom shares their own view of philanthropy and its impact on their lives. Seeking to balance substantive commentary with a sense of humor and lightness, Jones takes the audience on a journey that is at once familiar, illuminating and hopeful.