Samantha Sabalis

Senior Director of Foundation Relations, Council of Independent Colleges

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Samantha Sabalis joined CIC in 2018 and serves as senior director of foundation relations. She initially served as development officer through the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program for recent PhDs in the humanities and became a full-time CIC employee in 2020. In her current role, she leads the entire life cycle of fundraising strategy, grant development, and foundation relationship management as well as supporting and tracking grant implementation and reporting. Before joining CIC, Sabalis was a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Fordham University. She also worked as an educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library and Museum in New York. Sabalis received an undergraduate degree in English from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and an MPhil in medieval language, literature, and culture from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She received a PhD in English from Fordham University in 2017.