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Sara Johnson, MSW

Cash Campaign Of Maryland


Ms. Sara Johnson is Co-Founder and COO of the CASH Campaign of Maryland, a nonprofit that improves the financial security of low-income Marylanders. The CASH Campaign of Maryland is the result of a recent merger between the Baltimore CASH Campaign and the Maryland CASH Campaign. CASH and its statewide network of partners annually prepares 22,000 free tax returns, bringing in $30 million in tax refunds to low income taxpayers, provides free financial education and coaching to over 7,000 residents, and conducts advocacy on state and federal policies.  Ms. Johnson has over 15 years of non-profit experience in the Baltimore area. She previously served as the Director for the Baltimore CASH Campaign where she led a citywide coalition of free tax preparation and financial capacity service partners. Ms. Johnson spearheaded the launch of Seedco’s Baltimore office where she managed the local implementation their benefits access program EarnBenefits Online. Ms. Johnson also worked with the United Way of Central Maryland in the Community Impact division for Basic Needs and with the Annie E. Casey Foundation where she managed its neighborhood grants program. Ms. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Arts from Guilford College in Business Management and a Master of Social Work from the University Of Maryland School of Social Work.