Ellen Schreiber is a non-profit specialist serving in many roles including executive leadership, fundraising, program development, and financial management. Ellen started her career in the high tech industry working as a marketing director and engineering manager for Cambridge Technology Partners, Sun Microsystems and several startup companies, Ellen then moved to non-profit organizations working with Hubie Jones as the co-founder of the Boston Children’s Chorus with the goal of using music as a tool for social change, in addition to leadership roles with several other arts non-profits. She is the founder and organizer of the Walk for Music and the Arts, a joint fundraising event for small arts organizations throughout Greater Boston – now 13 years old and still going strong. Today, Ellen works as the Finance Director for the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts.
In Belmont, Ellen is a serial volunteer who has helped lead many fundraising and community building projects, including rebuilding Joey’s Park, fundraising for the Underwood Pool, and helping to raise money for the Belmont Veterans Memorial, among others. She has led community organizations like Belmont KidSpace and the Winn Brook PTA, and she served on the board of the Foundation for Belmont Education, in addition to the Belmont Library Foundation. She plays an active role in town government, serving on the Warrant Committee, Town Meeting, and previously on the Underwood Pool Building Committee.
Ellen grew up in Nashville, TN, before earning degrees at Harvard University and Stanford University, and then settling in Belmont in 1996. She sings, together with her family, in the Family Folk Chorale, and she is grateful for the soul-filling music and “microphone fearlessness” it has given them all. Ellen has two children at the Chenery Middle School, and she spends a crazy number of hours watching hockey, basketball, soccer, and ultimate Frisbee games, as well as transporting kids back and forth between said activities – but she wouldn’t have it any other way!