Jamie Sears is Head of UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, Americas, and leads the UBS Foundation USA.
Jamie and her team are responsible for grant making, strategic partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and employee volunteering and giving programs. Since joining UBS in 2012, she co-led the development of the region's philanthropic strategy, and was the architect and program head overseeing the firm's flagship initiatives and launching signature programs including Project Entrepreneur, which seeks to build the pipeline of female founders of high-growth companies, and UBS NextGen Leaders, a multi-year commitment to increasing college and career success for first-generation students.
Prior to UBS, Jamie held a variety of roles in the Office of Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs, which included serving on the launch team for the firm's global 10,000 Women initiative, designing and managing the engagement strategy for the domestic 10,000 Small Businesses program, and working as a program officer with leading scholarship organizations.
Her previous experience includes establishing and managing the NYU Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship and working at Teach for America's national office, which influenced her life-long commitment to education equity, social innovation and impact investing.
Jamie holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Politics and Spanish from Pennsylvania State University. She and her husband are proud parents of a toddler.
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