Sarah Garwood
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Sarah Garwood

Director, Community Engagement

Sarah serves as Director, Community Engagement for RTW Foundation where she is responsible for humanitarian grants and community partnerships.

Prior to joining RTW Foundation, Sarah worked in international development and grants management, most recently at World Connect, a microgrant-giving non-profit focused on community-led health, education, and economic initiatives. Sarah worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), researching nature-based solutions for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. At Jesuit Refugee Service South Africa, she worked with refugee and asylum-seeking women, highlighting their stories and designing a sustainable communication strategy for the organization. She also lived and worked in Belize City, Belize for two years, managing youth development programming at an all-boys high school with Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

We work with some incredible, compassionate local leaders who pour their time and energy into positively impacting peoples' lives, easing barriers to accessing quality healthcare, and building community. It's rewarding to support, learn from, and collaborate with this dedicated network of changemakers.

Sarah holds her MA in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University, where she was an Arrupe Fellow, and a BBA in Business Management, International Business, and Theology from Villanova University. More recently, Sarah completed a certificate in Global Mental Health: Trauma & Recovery through the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma.