Emily SadewasserFoundation Coordinator, Clayton County Foundation for the Future
Emily Sadewasser has been the coordinator for the Clayton County Foundation for the Future since 2018. With her support, the Foundation has grown by more than $1.8 million and its family of funds have awarded grants to dozens of local nonprofits, improving quality of life for all who live in Clayton County.
Emily’s roots in the area are lifelong, and the relationships she’s built with community leaders help the Foundation understand the county’s greatest needs and tap into resources to address those needs. Promoting the Foundation’s annual grant program, supporting donors and organizations, and sharing growth opportunities like Great Give Day are among her many contributions to the Foundation’s work.
“I grew up in Guttenberg and am now raising my family here,” she says. “People in rural communities are creative, resilient and generous, and they inspire me every day.”
Emily is also the coordinator of the More Moments, More Memories Foundation, a fund held by the Clayton County Foundation for the Future that provides grants to patients and caregivers traveling to cancer clinical trials. In this role, she connects those who need assistance with resources that can help save their lives, giving them more moments and more memories with loved ones.
“Learning about the incredible journeys our grantees face and being able to help alleviate some of their burden is such meaningful work,” she says. “I am grateful to be part of it.”
Emily and her husband, Carl, have two young sons. They enjoy reading, listening to records, and taking walks by the river as a family. In her free time, Emily loves to bake, travel, spend time with her extended family, and go to Harry Styles concerts with her sister.
Q. What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
A. I love darkroom photography! I studied it in college and look forward to a time in my life when I can set up my home darkroom and return to that passion.