ALLISON McDERMOTT

I would be honored to serve as a member of the Board of the Pied Piper Children's Theatre. PPCT has been a wonderful, nurturing community for my daughters Lael and Emily Colten. Lael first joined the cast of Beatrix Potter in the fall of 2015, and Emily then joined her in the spring of 2017 for Charlotte's Web. My husband Bradley and I feel very fortunate that our family is now part of this unique and creative children's theater, and I would be excited to give back to PPCT as it embarks on this next exciting stage in its history. 

I have spent most of my professional career working in the New York City nonprofit sector, often in small organizations. I have experience in all aspects of running a nonprofit, including financials and grant writing. I am currently the Executive Director of the Havens Relief Fund Society, which provides emergency financial assistance to low-income and working poor New Yorkers. Prior to Havens, I was the Deputy Director of a legal aid organization for 12 years and I am a social worker by training. I also currently serve on the Board of Trustees of The Interchurch Center.