Our Team

Megan Kaufmann

Programs Coordinator

Megan Kaufmann serves as a Programs Coordinator at SAM, where she provides administrative support for multiple associations. She joined SAM in early 2023 after earning her degree in communication and leadership from The University of Texas at Austin in December 2022.

As part of her certificate in social entrepreneurship and nonprofits, she interned with two nonprofits in her time at the University of Texas. With the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Service, she served as a development intern, and with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, she served as a research intern. Both roles focused her passion for nonprofits, which led to her interest in SAM, where she assists staff in achieving the goals of several partner associations' volunteer leaders. Working for associations and nonprofit programs appealed to her desire to help others make the world a better place.

Megan was born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, moved to Austin to attend college, fell in love with the area, and made it her permanent home.

Partners: Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education (TCASE), Texas Psychological Association (TPA)

Family: My parents live in the DFW area, and I have a younger sister who is attending the University of North Texas in Denton. 

Outside of work, I love... playing with pets and watching TV or reading.

Assessments: Operator (Predictive Index); Harmony, Developer, Includer, Context (Strengths Finder)

What inspires me about working with associations: I like that we make peoples' lives easier and better—not only the lives of the associations' volunteer leaders, but also those of the members and recipients of the organizations' services.

My passions and skills: I have a deep passion for nonprofits and community-driven work.

Favorite SAM core value: Champion growth. A company that pushes for its employees' growth makes me proud to work there. Making sure that the employees don't get stuck in their roles is an important step that many companies don't take.