ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN
Friends of the Children is a nationwide organization that breaks the cycle of generational poverty. The National Network Office supports chapters and affiliates, and leads national efforts to scale the model so that more of our nation's highest-risk children receive a Friend.
Our values guide us to achieve our mission. Each value applies not only to our youth, Friends, and program teams, but also applies to all Friends of the Children employees, volunteers, and partners. We use our values to make informed decisions; to hire, coach, and manage; and most importantly, we use our values to change the way the world treats and views our most vulnerable youth.
Put Children First
We intentionally serve youth who are facing the greatest obstacles. To help our youth discover their limitless potential, we foster their internal resiliency. We listen to our youth and base decisions on each youth’s needs and dreams. We prioritize self-care so that we bring our best selves to our work and focus on our youth.
Build Relationships on Love
We nurture long-term relationships from a foundation of love, acceptance, and culturally-informed practice. We don’t give up easily, and take a no matter what approach to our work. We commit for the long-term. We intentionally develop collaborative relationships over time with trust, empathy, and healthy communication. We believe that we build community through one-on-one connections that are authentic, respectful, and meaningful.
Commit to Empowerment
We leverage personal strengths to take ownership of our futures. We build relationships within the communities of our youth and families to strengthen social networks and provide bridges to new opportunities. We consistently inspire possibility through empathy, hard work, and fun. We model all of this for our youth, families and each other.
Pursue Goals Relentlessly
We celebrate all achievements, big and small. We are disciplined in our commitment to goals, while innovative in how we reach them. We believe that the definition of success requires intentional reflection and adjustment over time. We work together and hold ourselves accountable with data to achieve short and long-term outcomes.
We acknowledge the historical and present injustices impacting marginalized communities. We demand equity from ourselves and from our community. We insist that all people have the necessary support to achieve all of their hopes and dreams. We amplify the voices of our children, families, and communities. We bring together different experiences, skills, and backgrounds to provide opportunities to overcome personal, systemic, and institutional barriers.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Program Officer
Chief Officer of Expansion and Policy
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Expansion Officer
Chief Development Officer
Director of Research and Strategic Impact
Director of Programs
Ariane Le Chevallier
Director of Marketing and Communications
Director of Innovation
Director of Human Resources
Director of Strategic Impact and Grants
Digital Marketing Manager
Database, Project Implementation and Grants Manager
Database Administration Manager
Susan Dearborn, CPA
National Board Liaison/Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer
Rachel Howell, CPA
Accounts Payable Specialist
Senior Expansion Development Specialist
Database Support Specialist
Administrative Support Specialist
Accounts Payable Clerk
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman, Wayne D. & Joan E. Kuni Foundation
Don A. Washburn
Chairman of the Board, Amedisys, Inc.
Advisor, WRG Foundation
Retired Senior Vice-President and COO of Food and Household Products Division, Ball Corporation
Board Member at Large
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Palliative Care Solutions, Cambia Health Solutions, and President, Cambia Foundation
Board Member at Large
Managing Director Sustainability Solutions – Americas, Engie Impact
San Francisco, CA
CEO, The Campbell Foundation and Retired CEO, Campbell Global
Co-founder, Lustre and Retired Partner, Office of General Counsel, PwC
New York, NY
Executive Director, Friends of the Children–New York
New York, NY
Vice President and General Manager, Men's Division, Jordan Brand, Nike
Stephen M. Graham
Managing Partner, Fenwick & West LLP
Thomas Keller, Ph.D.
Duncan & Cindy Campbell Professor for Children, Youth & Families, Graduate School of Social Work, Portland State University
Executive Director, Friends of the Children–Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Retired Director, Microsoft Corporation
Clyde Hill, WA
Managing Director, Pivotal Investments
Henry G. Morriello
Partner, Head of Structured Finance & Transportation Finance, Arnold & Porter LLP
New York, NY
Bryan R. Parker
CEO and Co-founder, Legal Innovators
Retired Portland City Commissioner
Bruce A. Schoen
Retired Chief Financial Officer, Anthem Memory Care
Retired Chief Technology Officer and Global Head of HP Labs, HP Inc.
Founder, Future School Lab
President and CEO, DJ Wilson Consulting; Retired President and General Manager, KGW Media Group
Reports & Tools
Research on the impact of youth and families in foster care
A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Long-Term Professional Mentoring Program for Children at Risk: Outcomes Across the First 5 Years
Return on Investment Study
Friends of the Children Consolidated Financial Statements August 31, 2018
Friends of the Children Form 990
Investor Report (2018 Annual Report)
Impact Report (2019 Annual Report)
Foster Our FutureOur work in foster care
Friends of the Children is committed to the communities we serve, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.
Los Angeles (Antelope Valley)
Thank you for your interest in Friends of the Children.