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The SCORE Foundation Welcomes Liz Sara as President

The SCORE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, recently announced the appointment of Liz Sara as its new president. Sara will lead SCORE’s overall mission of mentoring and educating America’s small business owners.

SCORE Foundation President Liz Sara
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Sara brings more than 30 years of experience to the SCORE team. She is a strategic business executive and an active leader in the entrepreneurial community nationwide. In 2018, the President of the National Women’s Business Council appointed her as chair. The National Women’s Business Council is a federal agency that advocates for female founders. Sara served as the first female chair of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland from 2016-2018. During those years, she served as an adjunct marketing professor at the Smith School of Business.

“As someone who has regularly worked with entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits, we welcome Liz’s wealth of experience and knowledge,” said SCORE Foundation Chair Pat Loftus. “Liz believes deeply in our mission and brings unique strategic perspectives combined with significant, diverse nationwide business community connections to advance the Foundation’s purposeful philanthropic work. We are thrilled to have her incredible talent and look forward to propelling the Foundation to new heights in 2022.”

Proven leadership

Previously, Sara successfully ran a strategic marketing agency, Best Marketing LLC, that she founded in 2001. She has worked with more than 100 early-stage and growth-stage tech companies. She previously co-founded B2B e-Commerce software company SpaceWorks, overseeing its growth to $25 million in three years.

“I’ve spent my entire career empowering entrepreneurs and helping them create the paths to success,” said Sara. “The SCORE Foundation is a natural next step in my own professional journey. I’m thrilled to continue this lifelong mission of supporting entrepreneurship through The SCORE Foundation while accelerating its growth, brand and impact in the process.”

About The SCORE Foundation

The SCORE Foundation is the philanthropic arm of SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice. The Foundation funds programs and services that help entrepreneurs connect, collaborate, and thrive, providing 728,000 mentoring and education services in 2021. To learn more or to make a donation, visit scorefoundation.org/.