Adirondack Foundation has announced Lindsay Yost has been added to its staff as Program Director. Yost brings to the position a combination of skills and professional experiences, from classroom teaching to experiential education and leadership, along with a deep commitment to the Adirondack Region.
Yost’s primary responsibilities will be to lead the Foundation’s Birth to Three Alliance, strengthen local nonprofits, and help donors align their giving with the causes they care most about.
The Birth to Three Alliance is a coalition of over 30 organizations and agencies, as well as funders and individuals, working together to help families focus on a baby’s development during the critical first 1,000 days of life to set the stage for achievement going forward.
On the nonprofit front, the Foundation works to provide affordable, high-quality training and technical assistance, and coordinates the Adirondack Nonprofit Network, a network fostering support and knowledge sharing across the region.
As a steward of charitable funds and a grantmaker, the Foundation works with generous people to direct philanthropic dollars to local nonprofits whose work helps Adirondack communities thrive.
Prior to her position with the Foundation, Yost served as Northeast Program Manager for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), where she supervised staff and instructors, working with youth and adults to build leadership skills through outdoor experiences. Before that, she worked in early childhood development as an elementary classroom teacher. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor’s in Sociology.
For more information, visit Adirondack Foundation’s website or call (518) 523-9904.