Sara Velten

Vice President of Philanthropy @ Latino Community Foundation

Sara Lomelin Velten is a connector of people and ideas, a relationship builder and a firm believer that everyone can be a philanthropist. Sara is LCF’s VP of Philanthropy and has been an invaluable part of the team since 2011. She is the creator of the Latino Giving Circle Network, the largest of its kind in the country. She also leads LCF’s fundraising and communication strategies geared at expanding the foundation’s base of corporate and individual donors.
Prior to her work at LCF, Sara was the co-founder and COO of Nano Products and has extensive experience working in the private sector, managing a 40 people call center and serving as a Public Relations Coordinator for BBVA Bancomer, the second largest financial group in Mexico. She is one of the founders of AHOrA, a Texas based Fundraising initiative focused on expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic youth and parents. Sara graduated with honors from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and received her Administration and Management Certificate from Harvard University, earning the prestigious Katie Y. F. Yang Prize. Sara is part of the Latino Advisory Board of Common Sense Media. She is originally from Mexico, has lived in Switzerland, and now resides in San Mateo County with her husband and her three teenage kids. She is passionate about her family and helping the Latino community reach its full potential.