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Staff: Sarah Beiderman
Chief of Staff
Sarah Beiderman joined Friends of the Children in 2012 to work with both the Portland chapter and National Office. In 2013 she helped establish the national endowment and played a lead role in creating the business plan that won the 2014 Social Impact Exchange’s national business plan competition. As Director of Innovation, Sarah manages large projects and facilitates connections across the network to leverage resources and support growth. Her work is focused on supporting our expansion and engaging key partners to support our youth. Prior to Friends, Sarah managed the SPACES World Artists Program, an international residency program for experimental, contemporary artists engaging with communities in Cleveland, Ohio. She served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Artists’ Organizations and Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School, and on the advisory board of the National Performance Network’s Visual Artists Network. Sarah holds a B.A. in art history and religion from Oberlin College, and an M.B.A. in nonprofit management from the University of Portland.