Aspen Education Foundation names new director |

Aspen Education Foundation names new director

ASPEN – Melissa Long has been named executive director of the Aspen Education Foundation.

She replaces the interim executive director, Robin Hamill. The hiring is effective immediately.

With a bachelor of arts in literature and women’s studies, Long worked with survivors of domestic violence, and later as a deputy district attorney in Oregon before moving to Hong Kong. Prior to moving to Aspen, she served as the festival director of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, a nonprofit organization. She moved to Aspen more than two years ago.

“The strength of the Aspen schools was a deciding factor in moving here,” said Long, the mother of an elementary and a middle school student.

Aspen Education Foundation is a private organization that raises funds from the community to invest in the Aspen School District. Since its inception in 1991, the nonprofit has donated more than $6 million to the Aspen School District.

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