Sarah Conant
Executive Director

Sarah Conant is the Executive Director of the Rumsfeld Foundation. In this capacity she manages the Foundation’s programs including fellowships for U.S. graduate students interested in public service, fellowships for young leaders from Central Asia and the Caucasus, and grants to organizations supporting active duty troops, wounded military veterans, their families and the families of the fallen. In addition, she oversees the Foundation’s events and conferences, including an annual Graduate Fellowship Conference and annual conferences held in the Greater Central Asia region. Prior to her work with the Rumsfeld Foundation, Ms. Conant held internship positions at various organizations including the Seeing Eye Foundation, McKinsey & Company, Feeding America, Coyne Public Relations, and the Office of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Following her graduation from Northwestern University in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies, Ms. Conant returned to Donald Rumsfeld’s staff full-time. After assisting with the Foundation’s various programs and grant giving, in March 2011 she was appointed the Executive Director and now oversees all of the Rumsfeld Foundation’s activities.