Associate Director of Institutional Giving
Mary Yeko, Western Center’s Associate Director of Institutional Giving, supports the creation and implementation of an institutional giving plan that includes strengthening relationships with foundations and other organizations, and identifying new partnerships.
Before joining the Western Center in 2017, she was the Director of Institutional Giving at Inner-City Arts, widely regarded as one of the nation’s most effective arts education providers, serving children living in high-poverty communities throughout Los Angeles. Prior to Inner-City Arts, Mary held fund development and communications roles at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and Abode Communities, a leading affordable housing provider in Los Angeles.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications focused on Radio, Television and Film from Rowan University, and she worked in television production for 15 years before joining the nonprofit sector. It was while developing stories about California’s dynamic communities that she decided to pursue work that would help make the state a better place for the families who call it home.
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