Sarah Valencia

Vice President, Finance

Sarah ValenciaAs vice president of finance, Sarah supervises the general accounting staff and is responsible for budget functions, financial reporting, accuracy of the general ledger, ensuring the accuracy of fund transactions and balances, and managing the annual audit and tax preparation process. Sarah first joined our parent foundation, Community Foundation Silicon Valley, in 2005 and most recently was controller for Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Sarah majored in finance and holds a bachelor of science in commerce from Santa Clara University. She began her career in accounting at the age of 17 when she began working for her father to help him run the books for the family business. After graduating in 2003, she decided to explore the nonprofit sector and joined the Saint Francis Foundation as an administrative assistant. While at the Saint Francis Foundation, she discovered how much she enjoyed working in the nonprofit world.

Sarah is a first-generation Bay Area native and lives in San Jose with her husband, Juan, and her dogs Frolie and Freckles. In her free time she enjoys jogging and spending time with her family and friends.