Sarah Kirsch manages the affordable housing investment portfolios for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, both impact and philanthropic funds, as a key pillar for advancing equitable growth in our region. In support of TogetherATL’s neighborhood and housing goals, the funds are designed to provide gap funding and deeper and longer-term affordability for rental and ownership homes. Prior to joining the Foundation, Sarah spent ten years with the Urban Land Institute and served as Executive Director of the Atlanta District Council. Her work at ULI focused on advancing inclusive walkable urban places with a specific focus on housing affordability and the connections between transportation and land use. Sarah’s civic leadership is deeply rooted in housing affordability and community development, serving on the HouseATL board, as Neighborhood Empowerment subcommittee chair for Mayor Dickens’ transition team, and was recently named to the Board of Commissioners for Atlanta Housing.
Kirsch is a native of Atlanta and continues to live in the city where she and her husband are raising their three sons. Most weekends you will find her at a baseball field, track meets, and cross-country events supporting her boys. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Duke University’s Terry Sanford School of Public Policy.