Sara Jo Malinske, an experienced fundraiser and event planner, is development associate on the Equality Illinois development team.
Prior to joining Equality Illinois, Sara Jo worked at The Harbour, in Park Ridge, Illinois, which provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless youth.
Raised in central New Jersey, Sara Jo earned her bachelor’s degree at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She also spent 8 months in Nanyuki, Kenya doing communications work for a nonprofit secondary school for girls. She reports to Equality Illinois Director of Development Michael Nordman.
“I am thrilled to bring the skills and insights that I have gained through my experiences working with various aspects of development and in diverse regions around the country and the world to support the important work of Equality Illinois,” she said when her appointment was announced in January 2015.