Sarah Eagle Heart to Receive 2017 American Express NGen Leadership Award
Independent Sector is thrilled to announce that Sarah Eagle Heart, Oglala Lakota, CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy is the recipient of the 2017 American Express NGen Leadership Award.
Sarah is receiving the award as an emerging leader under age 40 who has already demonstrated significant impact in addressing society’s critical needs. She has a diverse set of experiences crossing corporate, faith, and nonprofit organizations, but is also known for her focused advocacy for tribal communities and the role philanthropy plays in solving the biggest issues facing indigenous peoples.
“Sarah Eagle Heart is a powerful voice and advocate on behalf of the charitable sector at large and the Native American community in particular,” said Dan Cardinali, president and CEO of Independent Sector. “Her focus on storytelling and reaching people across cultures and experiences has helped her lead organizations and people toward success.” . . .