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Sara Balawajder

Vice President, Investments, Builders Initiative

Sara Balawajder

Sara Balawajder is a Vice President at Builders Asset Management where she is responsible for allocating capital to world-class fund managers across asset classes and leads the impact policy and engagement initiatives. She is dedicated to catalyzing exciting investment opportunities that drive impact. Sara also champions direct investments that promote cross-office collaboration, with a particular emphasis on food and agriculture.

Previously, Sara worked at Hall Capital Partners and helped manage global, diversified portfolios for ultra-high net worth families, endowments, and foundations. It was during this five-year tenure that Sara developed her passion for impact investing and assisted the firm launch its first Full Consequence Investment Fund.

Sara holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University. She lives in Chicago with her husband and golden retriever. In her free time, Sara loves to cook, golf, ski, and is a novice urban gardener.