As a child, I grew up thinking failure was unacceptable. Now, I’m trying to embrace failure as a learning opportunity and a necessary worry to make sure I’m being bold and ambitious in the work I do. — Sarah Koch, Case Foundation

Sarah joined the Case Foundation 2012 as part of the Social Innovation team. With a background in developing and marketing online tools for nonprofits with, Sarah jumped right into the launch of Be Fearless and the Finding Fearless campaign to identify fearless changemakers around the nation.

As Director of Social Innovation at Case, Sarah heads up initiatives such as Be Fearless, a campaign to encourage more innovation and risk taking in the nonprofit sector. Sarah also leads the Foundation’s efforts on issues such as Global Entrepreneurship, Economic Mobility, Technology for Social Good and Prizes and Challenges. Much of Sarah’s expertise focuses on helping grantees and partners innovate and engage online and offline.

Originally from Wisconsin, Sarah still lives for cheese and the Green Bay Packers. She attended Luther College, where she studied sociology and Spanish and has spent time traveling throughout Latin America. When not working to make the world a better place, Sarah can usually be found experimenting with gluten-free baking or singing her heart out in a local chorus.

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