SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Lyding to its Board of Directors.
Sarah Lyding is the Executive Director of The Music Man Foundation, also known as The Meredith and Rosemary Willson Charitable Foundation. Under her current leadership, The Music Man Foundation launched a music therapy grant program for Southern California-based organizations which has now made grants totaling more than $2 million and managed a relief fund to provide immediate relief to Los Angeles-based music education programs over the summer of 2020, in the months following the COVID-19 outbreak. Before joining The Music Man Foundation in 2017, Ms. Lyding was the Executive Director for The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, where she worked for nearly 10 years building programs such as BankWork$™ and the Social Impact Theatre opportunity.
“Sarah has helped the Foundation in innumerable ways,” explains Les Biller, Co-Founder of The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation. “This is a great opportunity to capture her institutional knowledge, energy, and passion to help us further our mission.”
“It is an honor to support the Foundation’s ambitious and broad-reaching efforts to serve public school students, cancer patients and their caregivers, young adults in career development programs, and theatre audiences and organizations across the country,” says Lyding. “I am proud to serve an organization whose mission is to create opportunities for so many.”
Prior to her work with foundations, Ms. Lyding led fundraising efforts at some of Southern California’s preeminent performing arts organizations. Ms. Lyding also serves on the Board of Directors of Boston Court Pasadena and co-chairs the Biller Advocacy Team at City of Hope.
About The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation fulfills its mission to champion bold solutions in supportive care, workforce development, social impact theatre, and public education that provide opportunities for sustainable, positive, and equitable change. The Foundation was founded in 2001 by Sheri and Les Biller. For more information, please visit The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation’s website at www.billerfamilyfoundation.org, or follow on Twitter @BillerFamFdtn, or on Facebook.