Caroline J. Sabin is the Executive Director of The Powell Foundation, a family foundation whose primary focus is to improve public education for children aged pre-K to 12th. grade.  Caroline has led the foundation for fifteen years working across three generations of the Powell family. During this time she has overseen the development of the Foundation’s grant strategy, the strengthening of its governance structure and the establishment of strong operating policies and procedures.

Caroline has a long history of working in the non-profit and philanthropic sector. Prior to joining The Powell Foundation, Ms. Sabin was Director of Special Projects at the Children’s Museum of Houston.  She has served on the boards of the Junior Leagues of Montreal, Mexico City and Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Volunteer Houston, The Woman’s Fund for Health Education and Research and The Post Oak School. 

Currently, Caroline is a member of the leadership committee of the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC) comprised of public education funders from around the state working to improve state public education policy. Caroline also serves on the Steering Committees of two local collective impact initiatives, Early Matters and the Arts Access Initiative. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rollins College.  


Good Governance: How to Use Board Committees Effectively

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Amy Rauenhorst Goldman, Caroline J. Sabin, Mary Phillips

The use of committees is one of the most important tools for thoughtful governance in family philanthropy. This webinar will take a deep dive into all the qualities of an effective committee structure. Governance experts and family foundation leaders will share successful committee models as well as conducive leadership and engagement strategies. Come prepared to learn from your peers and… Read More