Faith Sandler

The Scholarship Foundation

Faith Sandler is Executive Director of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, a position she has held since 1989. The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis was founded in 1920 to support democracy through the awarding of interest-free loans to immigrant students new to the region. In Sandler’s 32-year tenure, the organization has grown to 500 students receiving awards totaling $5 million (now largely in the form of scholarship grants with loans supplementing for some) and has added robust student advising and issue advocacy programs. From 2009-2015 Sandler served as founding co-chair of St. Louis Graduates (where she continued for five more years as chair of advocacy). Prior, she was staff lead on a committee appointed by the federal court under the metropolitan desegregation plan to evaluate programs in St. Louis Public Schools. Sandler taught nonprofit ethics and accountability at Washington University in St. Louis and has served on boards and committees regionally and nationally. She currently serves on the vestry and volunteers to provide harm reduction support for opioid users in her parish. Her bachelor’s degree is from the University of Redlands and her master’s from Washington University.