Sara B. Cobb
2013 Distinguished Alumni Recipient
Sara B. Cobb
BA 1980, Political Science
JD 1990, Indiana University
Vice President of Education, Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Sara B. Cobb joined the staff of Lilly Endowment Inc. in 1997 as program director for higher education. Effective July 1, 1999, she was elected vice president for education. In this capacity, she supervises the Endowment’s broad range of grantmaking activities in elementary, secondary and higher education to help improve Indiana’s educational attainment levels.
Cobb came to the Endowment from her position as associate director of planned giving at the Indiana University Foundation. She also served three years as the gift-planning officer at the University of Denver; as associate dean for advancement at San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno, Calif.; and as a program coordinator for corporate contributions at The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.
An Indiana native, Cobb, and her husband, David, are the parents of three children. She is a member of the board of trustees of Arthur Jordan Foundation, the governing board of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and a member of the United Way of Central Indiana’s Ready to Learn/Ready to Earn committee.