Samantha Jakubowski is Senior Director, Leading Places to Serve at Leading Edge. Before Boardified was acquired by Leading Edge, she was Chief Growth Officer at Boardified. Sam focuses on broadening Leading Places to Serve programming to serve more organizations, staff professionals, and volunteer leaders. Whether she is connecting leaders with our core programs or developing partnerships with communities throughout North America, Sam is driven to help leaders feel more supported in their roles.
Sam has been fundraising since her parents led the PTA’s Fun Fair (though she didn’t know it at the time!), and most recently raised over $3.5 million for Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS). As the Chief Advancement Officer for JCYS, she oversaw the agency’s fundraising, marketing, communications, and leadership development program. Sam graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a minor in Business Institutions. When she isn’t organizing spreadsheets, she uses tacos to motivate herself to go to barre class.