Ellen Friedman is the Executive Director at the Compton Foundation, which seeks to ignite change toward a sustainable, just, and peaceful future. The Foundation’s program strategy supports transformative leadership and courageous storytelling in the areas of peace, environment, and women’s reproductive health, rights, and justice. The Compton Foundation is an original signatory of the Divest/Invest pledge and has transformed its endowment to be 100% mission invested. Ellen led the Foundation board’s decision to spend out its endowment after seventy five years of operation. Previously, Ellen served as the executive vice president of Tides where she worked with high net worth donors and other social change activists on a range of domestic and global issues. She a member of the Steering Committee of Peace and Security Funders Group, the Management Team for Divest/Invest Philanthropy, and a board member of Rockwood Leadership Institute and the Center for Whole Communities. Ellen holds an MBA from UCLA and is the proud mother of two adult children and sings, hikes, and cooks for friends and family whenever she can.
Trust-based Family Philanthropy
Posted on July 23, 2020 by Sarah Walczyk, Shaady Salehi, Ellen Friedman, Hanh Le
What Are Your Tips for Partnering with Creative Artists and Filmmakers?
Posted on March 25, 2015 by Ellen Friedman, Lisa Jaguzny
Funding Film to Educate, Engage and Achieve Social Change
Posted on March 12, 2015 by Ellen Friedman, Ellen Schneider, Lisa Jaguzny, Margery Goldman, Vince Stehle
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