Sarah Ballard

Sarah Ballard

Director of Philanthropy

Region Covered: East Texas, including Dallas

Sarah Ballard has been named Dallas’ new Director of Philanthropy.  She will oversee the final fundraising stages of the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge. She brings nearly a decade of development to the position, including the American Cancer Society’s community events and the distinguished event, Cattle Baron’s Ball. Sarah’s career also encompassed serving as Capital Campaign Manager overseeing a $13 million fundraising campaign to expand the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas from 58 to 88 guest rooms. Sarah has been a dedicated member of the Junior League of Dallas since 2017, currently serving on the education leadership team. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University in Chicago, where she studied biology and nursing.  Sarah and her husband, Matt, live in the Lochwood neighborhood of Dallas with their daughter, Hannah.  

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