Profile of Moana Newman

Moana Newman

Director of Development



Moana Newman has worked in nonprofit fund development for more than 15 years, focusing on programs that develop healthy, engaged children and youth.

She previously served as the head of Development for Family Support Services of the Bay Area, an organization that provides an array of services designed to keep vulnerable families healthy and intact. For ten years, she worked to raise unrestricted funds for programs providing mental health, housing and other social services, mentoring for vulnerable youth, respite care for children with special needs and who were medically fragile, seniors raising kinship youth (i.e.: grandparents raising grandchildren), and other services designed to strengthen families and break cycles of poverty and instability.

Prior to this, Moana led the Development program at Family Paths, where she was a core member of the team implementing an organizational name change and re-branding, extensive tech systems overhaul and upgrades, and program-wide data mapping and CRM implementation.

For twelve years, Moana served as the annual Holiday ‘Sponsor-a-Family’ Program Director- first for Family Paths, and then for Family Support Services- coordinating community giving for more than 200 families annually, ensuring that basic needs and wishes were met for infants, children, youth, and adults in extreme poverty.

Moana believes strongly in the power of one-to-one connections to create positive impacts. She is motivated to contribute to the enrichment of children, youth, and families, and to generate funding that provides stability and long-term growth for this musical community. She joined the Crowden team in late 2016, and accepted the role of Development Director in 2018.

When she is ‘off-duty’, Moana enjoys traveling, sailing, and absorbing everything she can about the world of classical music. She is newly-wed, and has spent the last year teaching her new husband how to fold laundry. He’s making progress.


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