Jason  Friedman

Executive Team – Chicago

Jason Friedman

Executive Director, Chicago

Jason Friedman comes to iMentor after a decade in senior leadership roles in Chicago and Washington, D.C. nonprofits dedicated to closing the opportunity gap. Most recently, Jason was Chief Development and Growth Officer at One Hope United, a Chicago-based human services organization that serves 9,000 children and families in 4 states. Prior to moving back home to Chicago, Jason spent six years leading fundraising and marketing at The SEED Foundation, the nation's first and only network of public, college-preparatory boarding schools, with locations in Baltimore, Miami, and Washington, D.C.  Jason started his career as a television news reporter, covering stories from South Africa, the presidential campaign trail, and many places in between. His work was recognized with the National Edward R. Murrow Award. Jason holds a BA in Political Science and Journalism from Emory University. He is a member of the Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) Board of Directors.