The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge is excited to welcome Karen Sabo as our very first Executive Director.
Karen has worked for non-profits in various capacities for most of her adult life. Previous to becoming Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge, she was Director of the New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College, an educational organization that benefits low-income Appalachian Women. She also worked as Director of Education at the Barter Theatre, and has taught at colleges and universities in four states, including at Appalachian State University.
Karen has a BA in liberal arts from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MA in liberal studies from East Tennessee State University, where she studied multiculturalism and diversity in Appalachia. Sabo performed all over the country as a theatre artist, and is a member of In/Visible Theatre in Boone. Originally from New York, she now lives in Boone with her husband, Derek Davidson, and her daughter Rachel.