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Sarah Harel

Strategic Partnerships and Events Manager

Sarah Harel is the strategic partnerships and events manager for Understood.org. A versatile team member with more than a decade of experience in the field, she leads strategic partnerships and event opportunities from their inception through final execution.

Having worked in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, Harel carries a wealth of experience. Prior to joining Understood, she created content for and managed an online community of young girls at Girls. Inc., led marketing efforts for multiple luxury properties in Manhattan, and produced events across the U.S. and abroad. At CIVIC, a strategic marketing agency in NYC, she was tasked with panelist selection and local outreach for events in seven major markets, which aired live on NBC as part of their Education Nation initiative. She also coordinated projects for the NFL, the Weinstein Company, Lifetime Television, HBO, and Apollo Education.

Harel studied at Paris-Sorbonne University and is a graduate of Pace University in lower Manhattan with a bachelor’s degree in sociology & anthropology.

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NCLD Opposes “Donor” Profiting From Private School Vouchers

Last month, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), sent a letter to the IRS expressing our support for closing the loophole that has allowed donors to profit off of contributions to private school voucher programs in many states. In some states, a donor can contribute money to the state’s private school voucher program and … Continue reading NCLD Opposes “Donor” Profiting From Private School Vouchers

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