Sarah Hamilton Berthelot serves as President and CEO of the Louisiana Association of United Ways, providing collaborative support to seven United Ways. Leading a virtual team, Sarah coordinates opportunities for member United Ways to collaborate on impact, talent development and advocacy efforts.
Sarah has worked in the nonprofit sector for 19 years since graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she served as the first elected female president of the Student Government Association. Upon graduation, she enrolled for a year of service as an AmeriCorps, Delta Service Corps Member, assigned to serve families through Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. Prior to her work with United Way, Sarah worked with the American Heart Association and The Family Tree in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Sarah worked for United Way of Acadiana for 10 years, serving as Chief Operating Officer, Chief of Resource Development and Chief of Community Impact. Along with strategic planning responsibilities, Sarah led cross-functional teams focused on impact, workplace campaign/engagement, grant writing, customer relationship management, cultivating individual markets, volunteer mobilization and marketing/communications.
She is actively engaged in the global United Way network as the current Vice-Chair of the United Way Council of States and has served as a content presenter for the United Way Worldwide Conference for the past five consecutive years. Sarah served as a United Way Worldwide Resident Fellow in 2008 and later participated in the United Way Worldwide Advanced Leadership Program in 2013. In 2012, Sarah served on the United Way Worldwide Talent Management Task Force and United Way Worldwide Task Force for Growth.
In her volunteer leadership roles, Sarah serves as a board member for the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families and is mentor for the 705 Young Professional Organization in Acadiana. Through the years, Sarah has served as an Executive Board Member for the Louisiana Association of Non-Profit Organizations, Past-President of the Junior League of Lafayette, At-Large Board Member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, founding member of the 705 Young Professional Organization in Lafayette and Chair of the Parent Group at the Episcopal School of Acadiana. Sarah was a member of the Junior League of Lafayette and Leadership Lafayette, Class XXI.
Sarah has received numerous honors — including being named one of Acadiana’s “Women Who Mean Business” in 2014; recognized as “Lady of the Year” by the Faith House in 2008 and named as one of the Top 20 under 40 in 2007 by The Daily Advertiser.
Robin H. Taylor
Director of Communications and Projects
Phone: (225) 218-2613
Robin Taylor serves as the Director of Communications and Projects for the Louisiana Association of United Ways. She works closely with the state of Louisiana in managing the Louisiana State Combined Charitable Campaign. In addition, Robin provides administrative and marketing support to the association.
Robin is a graduate from Colorado State University, where she recieved her degree in Public Relations/Technical Journalism. Since 2003, Robin has worked within the nonprofit sector. She began her career as an Accountant Executive for Capital Area United Way in Baton Rouge, LA. Soon following she found herself back in her homestate of Colorado, working with the Children's Diabetes Foundation on their bi-annual fundraising gala hosted in Beverly Hills, CA. After years of travel, she returned to Louisiana and rejoined Capital Area United Way in 2006, where she continued her career for several years serving their marketing team. From event management, media relations, database management, website and graphic design, as well as social media, Robin has an extensive portfolio within nonprofit marketing.