Chime recently welcomed Sara El-Amine as its first Vice President of Community. Sara joins Chime with 16 years of experience leading innovative change in national government, philanthropy, and tech.
As VP of Community at Chime, Sara will lead community and grassroots initiatives, expanding upon the organization’s foundation of successful community cultivation across the U.S. She will be part of the Corporate Affairs team and report to Jennifer Kuperman, SVP of Corporate Affairs.
“Welcoming Sara to our team will help expand the impact Chime is able to make on our communities. Sara’s unparalleled experience and enthusiasm for investing in communities and igniting movements will help us better connect with our members and key constituents across the country.”
— Jennifer Kuperman, SVP of Corporate Affairs
In her career as a senior strategist and architect of the Obama grassroots movement, Sara played important roles beyond the White House to pass and implement healthcare reform, minimum wage improvements, marriage equality, gun violence prevention, climate protections, and more during President Obama’s two terms in office. Following her time with the Obama administration, she founded the Change.org Global Foundation and went on to build the advocacy arm of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s new social impact effort, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Sara was most recently Head of Public Engagement at Lyft and is currently writing a book to provide everyday Americans with the valuable lessons she has learned from her experience in community organizing.
“I deeply believe that doing well while doing good is the only durable way to do any good at all. Tech is the tip of the spear of change, and I’m excited to be at Chime to continue to help our members reimagine their financial progress, and collaborate with policymakers and community members to expand the reach of our positive impact. Chime’s team is made up of authentic, smart, earnest, financial whiz kids who are also do-gooders, and I couldn’t ask for a better group of collaborators.”
— Sara El-Amine, VP of Community