Sarah Boles

Sarah Boles

President Emeritus

My history with Clearwater spans four generations. I spent my life surrounded by those who speak of Clearwater with the love and reverence it deserves. My grandmother, Julia Lee Bowen, recruited for Clearwater in her hometown of St. Louis, MO. My mother, Betsy Bowen Boles, and my aunt, Beverly Bowen Vickrey, were both campers in the 1940s. My daughters Alicia and Katherine Zimmel and three nieces have all been veteran campers in recent years.

After attending Pomona College in California for several years, I transferred to the accelerated business program at Washington University in St. Louis where I earned both a bachelor’s of science and an MBA in 1981. Soon after graduation, I moved to New York City where I worked at Goldman Sachs in fixed income sales and trading for five years before working in capital markets for Credit Suisse First Boston for another five years.

I have since transitioned into being a full-time mother to my four children. In addition, I am an active and dedicated community volunteer in and around my home of Greenwich, CT. I have served on many boards and have also led numerous capital campaigns for non-profit organizations.  I am also a neighbor of Clearwater, as I have a log cabin on Tomahawk Lake. During the summertime, I enjoy my view of Clearwater’s iconic footbridge, its historic boathouse and the camper’s activities around the waterfront.