Sara Lebensold

Sara is currently the Autism Spectrum Disorder ConnectABILITY Project Coordinator at Autism Ontario. Since 2012 she has worked as a project manager in a variety of industries such as IT, eLearning, Film and Fundraising. From the age of 17 Sara worked in the field of Indigenous advocacy as a researcher for land and human rights claims. In 2010 she attained an MA in Public Archaeology from University College London with a thesis about First Nations cultural resources ‘co-management’ in Ontario. Sara counts herself lucky, having survived a polar bear encounter on an excavation in Nunavut and for finding a new line of work that does not require one to carry a double-barreled shotgun. Sara is very much looking forward to the AFP Inclusive Philanthropy Fellowship: meeting the other fellows, connecting with her mentor and learning more about the ever-evolving field of fundraising. Sara lives in Toronto and in her spare time sings with The Annex Singers.