Phone: (602) 952-6760
Address: 910 E. Osborn Rd., Ste. A
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602 952 6760 ext. 2
602 952 6760 ext. 4
VL Board Chairman, VLI Class 32, Executive Director, Phoenix Suns Charities
As Executive Director of Phoenix Suns Charities, Sarah Krahenbuhl works to raise and grant more than $1 million annually to Arizona organizations that support programs in the areas of education, health & human services, and sports & recreation.
Soon after joining Phoenix Suns Charities in 2012, Sarah created and implemented the founding Suns Charities 88 program, a group of professionals making connections for the community who are dedicated to serving the mission of Phoenix Suns Charities through fundraising initiatives. Since conception, Suns Charities 88 has contributed more than $1M to the Arizona community.
Prior to joining Phoenix Suns Charities, Sarah spent ten seasons with the Arizona Coyotes, serving as Executive Director of Coyotes Charities and Director of Community Relations and Grassroots Marketing, working to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities by supporting non-profit organizations benefitting children. Sarah consistently generated innovative and effective fundraising and outreach initiatives that doubled the foundation’s revenue by 150 percent in just one year.
In addition to her professional career, Sarah has devoted her personal time to serving numerous Arizona organizations through a variety of roles including, Luncheon Chair for Valley Leadership’s 64th Man & Woman of the Year Awards, Gabriel’s Angels Helping Hand, Girls for a Change co-coach and mentor. Sarah has served on the Board of Directors of Beads of Courage, Jobs for Arizona Graduates, Melonhead Foundation, is currently on the First Things First Phoenix North Regional Council and is the current Board-Chair for Valley Leadership, the oldest and largest leadership development organization in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. For her philanthropic contributions, Sarah was given the 2011 Crohn’s and Colitis Woman of Distinction Award and was named one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2012 “Forty Under 40,” a prestigious award that honors top young leaders in the Valley.
An Arizona native, Sarah graduated from Arizona State University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication and Journalism. Sarah currently lives in Phoenix with her husband, Peter and son Bodhi.
Program Manager, Valley Leadership
Sophia Mayberry joined the Valley Leadership team as Program Manager in July 2015. In this role, she manages the planning and execution of the VL’s programming, including the Leadership Institute, Youth Leadership in Philanthropy and Alumni programming. Since joining VL, she has increased attendance/participation by developing a new and innovative program that has attracted new candidates to the VL program.
Sophia’s experience ranges from corporate event planning to non-profit communications and public relations. She has honed her social media, event planning, and research skills under the leadership of communications professionals at statewide community benefit agencies. Most recently she worked as a crowdfunding account manager at the Arizona State University Foundation, where she trained ASU groups to crowdfund their projects. As a result of her work, The ASU Foundation has the most successful crowdfunding program in higher education nationwide.
Sophia is a native of Phoenix. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism and mass communication, as well as a certificate in special event management, from Arizona State University. She volunteers at nonprofits across the valley that focus on women’s healthcare and the foster care children. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, going to the movies and spending time with loved ones.