Sarah Lanners Avinger, CFRE, MBA
CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER
Sarah Lanners Avinger serves as chief philanthropy officer for YWCA Central Carolinas. She is responsible for leading the philanthropy team and helping sustain the organization’s mission and programs by securing significant contributed revenue. Sarah joined the YWCA team in April of 2020 after six years at Arts+ (formerly Community School of the Arts) in Charlotte, most recently as the director of annual giving.
A native of Georgia, Sarah graduated from Davidson College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and minor in Hispanic studies.