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Ann Bancroft Foundation Names ECMC Group’s Sarah Strehl to Board of Directors

April 30, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS—Sarah Strehl, chief human resources officer for ECMC Group, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Ann Bancroft Foundation. Effective immediately, this position will allow Strehl to support the Ann Bancroft Foundation’s vision to create a world where individuals identifying as girls have the opportunity to live their dreams and reach their fullest potential.

“Sarah’s expertise in leading with strong energy and collaboration makes her an ideal fit in our organization, where we strive to foster a sense of belonging centered in diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Jackie Hartman, chair of the Ann Bancroft Foundation board of directors. “Her passion will be invaluable as we take bold action to support girls in our community.”

In her role, Strehl will help guide the organization’s efforts to impact lives through strategic structure, relationship building and grantmaking.

“As a co-lead for ECMC Group’s Women Thriving Employee Network Group, I have experienced firsthand the stories, triumphs and challenges women and girls have faced as they pursue their dreams,” said Strehl. “I am honored to bring this knowledge and my work in building people-related processes to the Ann Bancroft Foundation to support their investment in the girls who shape our communities.”

About ECMC Group
ECMC Group is a nonprofit corporation focused on helping students succeed. Headquartered in Minneapolis, ECMC Group and its family of companies provide financial tools and services, as well as funding for innovative programs to help students achieve their academic and professional goals. To learn more, visit

About the Ann Bancroft Foundation
The Ann Bancroft Foundation supports girls to live their dreams and imagine something bigger through grants, mentorship and ongoing development opportunities. To learn more, visit


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