Last modified on 30 July 2013, at 01:21

Sara Lasner

Sara Lasner
Development and Outreach Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
"Obsessive is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated." -Unknown
Sara Lasner

About me

I joined the Wikimedia Foundation as a contractor in February 2012. In July I became a staff member as Development and Outreach Manager. I am originally from Petaluma, California, and graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor's degree in Communications, with an emphasis on film and a minor in Political Science. After graduation I worked for a Venture Philanthropy firm in Redwood City as the Finance Director. In 2007 I moved to the District of Columbia to work for then newly elected Mayor of DC, Adrian Fenty. I served as his Director of Operations, and then his Deputy Chief of Staff. I took a six-month sabbatical from the Mayor's Office to start the DC Public Education Fund, a non-profit. I raised the extra funding needed for Michelle Rhee's reform plan for the District's Public Schools. After raising the initial funding and hiring an Executive Director I returned to the Mayor's office. I recently moved back home to California to take my current position at Wikimedia and be aunt to my two beautiful nieces. I am a huge fan of running, biking, swimming, the Oakland A's, and Camden, ME.

My work

I work in the Community Department to raise support from foundations and major donors.
Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: slasner@wikimedia.org