Alyson Friedman has been elected president of the board of directors for Art with a Heart, a 15-year-old Baltimore-based nonprofit that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people in need through the use of visual art. Friedman has been a member of the board since 2011.
Art with the Heart achieves its mission through the execution of art classes in schools, community centers, group homes, permanent housing facilities, shelters, hospitals and senior centers. More than 10,000 separate classes are held on an annual basis, providing more than 182,000 visual art experiences. The organization has also served more than 550 young adults in its summer job program, and its community service and public art initiatives provide accessible and meaningful volunteer opportunities.
Friedman also serves on the board of directors for The Associated; is an inaugural member of the Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation including its past-president; is immediate past-president of CHANA Baltimore; and serves on the board of directors of Associated Women, the Center for Community Engagement and Leadership and the National Women’s Philanthropy Board of the Jewish Federations of North America. She also volunteers with groups and institutions including Israel Bonds, Garrison Forest School and Jewish Women International.