Lift the Lid on Poverty and Discover Limitless Potential
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Mrs. Sara J Goff
Author Sara Goff spent seven years as a New York City fashion designer and merchandiser before leaving her career to make a difference in the world. She founded the global educational charity Lift the Lid, Inc. in 2010, which supports underprivileged schools long-term and encourages students to exercise their creative expression through writing.
Sara attended Sewanee Writers’ Conference and received two fellowships to Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia and Nairobi, Kenya. While living in Manhattan, she especially loved her work as a writing instructor for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Writers Workshop, founded by author Ian Frazier, and for The National Arts Club’s creative writing program for students. She has spoken on such topics as volunteer work and finding purpose in life, and the writing process and the power of the written word. She is also the founder of Bridging Minds Collective.
All proceeds from her novel "I Always Cry at Weddings" go toward Lift the Lid.
LIFT-THE-LIDOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
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LIFT-THE-LIDBoard of directors
as of 10/16/2023
Board of directors data
Mrs. Sara Goff
Lift the Lid, Inc.
Term: 2010 -
Mr. Jonas Nilsson
Term: 2010 -
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes
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