Sarah Kornhauser

Managing Director, Social Entrepreneurship

Bringing to light

The tools, skill sets, and mindsets that enable leaders to create meaningful Jewish community

The basics

Sarah has a background in facilitation, community building, and launching new initiatives. A Colorado native, raised in Milwaukee, and back in Denver since the early 2000s, she is passionate about helping people find and amplify their unique impact and voice.

Prior to UpStart, Sarah ran the Denver branch of Hazon, co-created a co-working space, launched the Birthright Israel NEXT Colorado branch, and has served as a professional coach and facilitator. She also worked on the Obama Campaign in Colorado in 2008.

Sarah earned her master’s degree from the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She has studied leadership, social impact design and international economic development.

How Sarah finds meaning and comes together with others

From the far corners of the world to her dining room, Sarah finds meaning in sharing delicious meals with people who can elevate the conversation. She shares a passion for travel, cooking and getting into nature with her husband Adam, her two-year-old son Oscar, and very fluffy pup, Mingus.