Newman brings extensive non-profit and volunteer experience to this important role and is known for her ability to connect with teams, volunteers and supporters to create positive community impact. She has served on the Kiddo! Board of Directors for the past two years as Vice Chair, Business Partner Chair and Gala/Auction Co-Chair. In 2022, Newman led the successful campaign to pass the Measure G School Bond, making nearly $200 million available to the Mill Valley School District for facilities improvements and currently serves on the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. She has also been active in the PTA, including as Old Mill School PTA President and as a member of the PTA Council.
In addition to her highly relevant volunteer work and deep ties in Mill Valley, Newman has 25 years professional experiences with non-profit and government agencies in the areas of healthcare and education. She has managed large teams, complex budgets and is an expert in grant-writing. Newman is a graduate of Georgetown University. She and her husband, Alan, have two daughters, Maddie and Charlotte, in the Mill Valley School District.
“After an extensive search, Newman's passion for arts education for our Mill Valley students, as well as her wealth of experience in both volunteer and non-profit roles, made it clear that she was the perfect fit for this role,” said Liz Moriarty, Kiddo! Board Chair. “On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we are absolutely thrilled that she will help lead our foundation into this next phase of growth.”
Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, is a non-profit 501(c3) organization made up of parents, teachers, businesses, and active members of the community who, since 1982, have raised tens of millions of dollars to supplement Mill Valley School District's limited school budgets. Kiddo! funds vital programs and teachers’ salaries at our five elementary schools and middle school - including art, music, drama, poetry, dance, and teacher grants.