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Sarah Fullinwider Perot ‘83

Sarah Fullinwider Perot has made generous contributions to philanthropy in Dallas and across the United States.

A 1983 graduate of SMU with a B.A. in broadcast journalism, Mrs. Perot is currently the President of the Sarah & Ross Perot, Jr. Foundation, which focuses on education and basic human need. She serves on the SMU Board of Trustees, as well as the Executive Boards of the Meadows School, Dedman College and the Tower Center for Political Studies. Mrs. Perot’s local contributions to the community include fundraising efforts for the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Symphony and serving as Chair of The Sweetheart Ball. Mrs. Perot’s commitments were honored with the TACA Silver Cup Award and a nomination for Texan of the Year. Nationally, she is a Trustee with the Blair House Restoration Fund in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Perot recently concluded her term as vice-chair for The Global Fund for Children directing micro-grants in education and safety benefiting more than a million vulnerable children in 70-plus countries.