New program officer for youth development and education

July 11, 2014:  Jeneen Hartley Sago has joined The Ford Family Foundation as the program officer for Youth Development and Education, a new position. In her role, she will coordinate a portfolio of grants focused on youth organizations throughout rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.

Jeneen Hartley Sago

Hartley Sago has more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, grassroots organizing and asset-based community development. Most recently, she was a program officer at Family Philanthropy Advisors, a firm based in Minneapolis, Minn., that manages family foundations nationwide. 

In that role she honed her expertise in philanthropy, education reform, nonprofit program development and public policy with diverse nonprofit organizations, public and independent schools, colleges and universities. 

Prior to her work in philanthropy, she led an out-of-school program for youth PreK-8, started a public charter school in rural Florida, and developed programs for teens and underserved populations. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and an Ed.M. from Harvard University in Massachusetts. 

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