Sarah Blanton

Sarah Blanton is the CEO of 4-CT, a non-profit organization that empowers Connecticut residents to improve their lives, giving them agency to make their own decisions with direct cash assistance. Born and raised in New Haven, Sarah is passionate about ensuring that communities in Connecticut can thrive, and has always been fueled by a sense of justice and empowered by the ways that organizations – like 4-CT – can change the trajectories of individuals and communities steeped in a history of inequity. As CEO, Sarah is able to combine her 20+ years of experience in the non-profit sector with her passion for partnering with community-based organizations and government entities to find innovative ways to address deeply entrenched social issues.

Sarah studied Sociology and Education at Dartmouth College before pursuing her JD at NYU School of Law. Following law school, Sarah served as the Derrick Bell Fellow in Constitutional Law, researching, writing and co-teaching with one of the giants of the field of law and civil rights. Sarah pursued coursework, clinical experience, internships and mentors focused on issues of child advocacy, systems reform, and racial justice which led naturally to a career in the non-profit sector as a school leader, fundraiser and administrator.

Sarah serves on three non-profit boards and currently lives just outside New Haven with her family and periodically well behaved rescue dog, Frankie.