Sara Seitz Fawcett has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the Midlands in Columbia, South Carolina since June 2017.
Before joining the team at United Way, Sara served as Vice President of Human Resources for EDENS Investment Trust for more than 12 years. In her role, Sara provided executive HR leadership to one of the largest privately-held commercial real estate development companies in the United States, supporting 265 employees in 10 offices nationally. During her time there, she led recruiting and onboarding processes as the company grew by 51 percent over 10 years.
Sara began her career with Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo), where she spent 14 years. She served in a variety of banking and human resources roles, including in the corporate banking, insurance and wealth management division of the company.
Sara is a long-time volunteer and supporter of United Way of the Midlands, having volunteered her time and expertise on both the resource development and community impact arms of the organization. Her roles have included a membership on the Board of Directors, Co-chair of the Campaign Committee, Chair of the Community Impact Committee and Chair of the Financial Stability Council.
During her time as Co-chair of the Campaign Committee she co-led a team of 30 volunteers responsible for raising $22 million over two years. As Chair of the Community Impact Committee she led a team of 25 volunteers with oversight of $4 million in community investment and $2 million in grants and community initiatives.
Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She has three children, Maddie, age twelve, Ben, age nine and Jon Jon, age seven.