Donor Stewardship Manager
Ari joined the Zeno team in June 2017 and brings a variety of non-profit experience. Prior to Zeno, they served as the Membership Services Manager for Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), Seattle’s LGBT and Allied Business Chamber, and the Program Director for Temple Beth Am, a large, progressive synagogue in the Wedgewood area. Most recently, Ari worked with YouthCare to oversee their major annual fundraiser.
Ari’s enjoyment of math can be traced back to their mom, a special education teacher and trainer, who always had homemade games she would create for her students and “test out” on Ari and their brother. In fact, as Ari notes, “I would argue that she had the first pizza fraction game which she made using cutout photos from magazines, a paper plate and glue!” Ari was drawn to Zeno’s commitment to including the voices of the families and communities of whom we serve, “Zeno is not about “us” helping “them,” its about working with minoritized students and their families to access the powerful world of STEM.”
Ari lives in Seattle with their partner and two small children.
Ari is eager to meet all of Zeno’s wonderful volunteers, donors and partners, and learn more about why YOU love Zeno, so don’t hesitate to reach out and introduce yourself!