Audrey Jacobs

Founder and Principal, Sarafina Group

Audrey Jacobs, JD, is the founder and principal of the Sarafina Group an organization providing consultation services to philanthropic and non-profit organizations.

Audrey was most recently the Director of the Center for Family Philanthropy at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.  For the past eleven years, Audrey worked with a team to engage individual philanthropists and families in philanthropy.  As a philanthropic advisor, Audrey worked with philanthropists and families in developing and implementing strategic philanthropic plans, including succession planning, fund development, next generation involvement, legacy planning, gift planning, along with program development and evaluation.

With more than twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector, Audrey helps non-profits fulfill their mission by helping with fund development, strategic planning and Board development. Audrey worked with several organizations in New York City, including Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, and the New York Women’s Foundation.

Audrey is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, is a former member and immediate past president of the Emory University Board of Visitors.

Audrey received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University; and a juris doctorate degree from New York University School of Law.  Audrey resides in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with her husband, Roland Matthews, MD and two young adult sons, now away at college.


BIPOC Leaders Peer Network: Embracing the Marathon: Stay Engaged in Equity Work

Posted on December 15, 2023 by Dr. LaTonya Penny, Audrey Jacobs

Whether you have been tasked to lead equity efforts within your organization, or engage in equity advancement tangentially, this discussion with peers will energize you and provide insight on how, if, and when to stay engaged in equity work. Join to learn more about how your peers are navigating this work, and share your own practices and experiences. This meeting… Read More

BIPOC Leaders Peer Network: Welcome & Network Launch

Posted on October 2, 2023 by Dr. LaTonya Penny, Audrey Jacobs

Be a part of the inaugural BIPOC Leaders Peer Network at NCFP. This network, centering community, connection, and celebration, is designed for leaders and practitioners of color in family philanthropy. At the first meeting, attendees will gather and reflect on the unique needs of BIPOC professionals working within family philanthropies and family systems. Join our network co-chairs, Dr. LaTonya Penny… Read More