Salem, Ore. – AiliSchreiner, an experienced leader and project manager in the non-profit andheritage community, is the new manager of the Oregon Cultural Trust. Schreinersucceeds Kimberly Howard, who recently accepted a position with PGE’s socialresponsibility team.
“We’redelighted to welcome Aili to the Oregon Cultural Trust,” said Bob Speltz, Trustboard chair. “Her work over the past eight years in support of Oregon’scultural organizations will enable to her to successfully strengthenpartnerships and invest in creative place making through collaborations thatbuild and celebrate the creative economy.”
“We areincredibly fortunate to have found someone as qualified and energetic as Ailito manage the Oregon Cultural Trust,” added Brian Rogers, executive director ofthe Trust and the Oregon Arts Commission. “Her experience working with heritageand history organizations, as well as her proven track record in fundraisingand coalition building, makes her an exciting addition to our team.”
Schreiner’smost recent position was program director for the Confluence Project, anonprofit dedicated to restoring public lands at heritage sites along theColumbia River. During her four-year tenure, she raised more than $6 million incapital and programming funding and created and implemented “Gifts from OurAncestors,” a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary K-12 education programworking with tribal artists, elders and tradition keepers. She also ledstrategic marketing and communication plans.
From 2006 to2009 she served as the senior project manager for Oregon 150, the statecommemoration of Oregon’s sesquicentennial, where she developed and oversawproject budgets, sponsorships and grant applications. She also secured anddeveloped government, nonprofit, business and partner relationships and createdOregon Stories, a signature project to collect and distribute more than 600written, audio and visual first-person narratives from and about Oregonians.
Schreiner’sexperience also includes editing “Reflections on the Presidency” for the OregonHistorical Society Press and serving as a visitor services representative forthe Oregon Historical Society. She graduated with honors with a bachelor’s inhistory from Lewis and Clark College, where she focused on Native Americanhistory and gender studies. She is a member of the Estonian Society of Portlandand served on the advisory board of the Chinook Nation Website Project and the planningboard for the 2012 centennial commemoration of Oregon women’s suffrage.
“I am thrilled to join in the great work of the OregonCultural Trust,” said Schreiner. “Our culture is the face of Oregon – oneincreasingly recognized nationally. The strength of our arts, humanities,heritage, preservation and tourism initiatives are points of entry for all Oregonians,both new and old. I am proud that Oregon is the home of this unique enterprise– cultural funding for the people, by the people. How very Oregonian!”
Schreinerbegins her duties as trust manager on Wednesday, Aug. 20.