Sarah Solotaroff Mirkin

"And I am grateful to her for educating me about dance . . . (about) how hard it was to acquire expertise, how complicated a piece of choreography is, how to read the expressiveness of movement, how to look at the pattern of the dancers on the floor.”

- "In Our Prime"

Sarah joined The Chicago Community Trust in 1990. As the program officer responsible for all grants in arts and culture, Sarah worked to support public radio and television, the public library and all major museums, performing arts, literature and arts education programs in Chicago. In 2005 Sarah became Senior Adviser and for the next three years, she worked with other foundations to establish a Department of Arts Education at The Chicago Public Schools, which opened in 2006. Sarah has advocated on behalf of Urban Gateways for decades and remains one of its most consistent and passionate supporters.