Sara Morris has spent her career leading social impact work in the public and private sectors. Prior to co-founding Copper Strategic, she was President of The Beecher’s Foundation. There, she converted the foundation to a public charity and tripled food and nutrition education programming.
From 2010-2016, Sara served as President and CEO of the Alliance for Education, Seattle’s local education fund and one of the city’s largest non-profits. In this role, Sara reported to a 30-member Board of Directors and managed a 15-member staff and $5 million annual budget. Bringing together the charitable resources of Seattle’s business and philanthropic community to support 53,000 students in Seattle’s public schools, Sara stewarded the organization as an independent voice and external catalyst for change. Of note was Sara’s role co-founding the nationally recognized Seattle Teacher Residency, a unique partnership between labor, academia, schools, and community preparing exceptional teachers to serve Seattle’s highest poverty students.
Sara began her career as a communications aide in the White House during the Clinton Administration. After receiving her MBA from Kellogg in 1999, she joined Amazon as a marketing group leader. In 2003, she was named one of Seattle’s "40 Under 40” by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Sara has served on the boards of Impact Public Schools and the Technology Access Foundation and was elected board president to both. In 2019, Sara competed in Plymouth Housing’s “Dancing with the Stars” auction and fundraiser, dancing the tango in pink sequins (YouTube proof exists).
Sara lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with her husband, three teenage daughters, ridiculous dog Roscoe and the occasional foreign exchange student. She enjoys hiking, running, cross country skiing, travel, photography and being in the Methow Valley – and doing all those things with family and friends.