Wendy Gordon is the Administrative Assistant/Office Manager for Secure World Foundation in Superior, Colorado where she provides support for the Operations Manager and other staff as needed. Wendy's 25 years of non-profit experience brings to SWF a broad range of administrative as well as fundraising skills.
Prior to joining Secure World Foundation, Wendy worked for Yale University both in the Art and Architecture School and the Graduate School where she was the staff assistant responsible to the respective Deans working on grant procurement, administrative work and obtaining Visas for post doctorate students as well as revising the Graduate School Bulletin. At the University of California, Riverside she worked in the Chancellor's office as an assistant research analyst. She then spent a year living abroad in Greece in France. Wendy moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1986, where she worked for the Boulder History Museum as the Associate Director in charge of operations and fundraising events. After 12 years at the Museum, Ms. Gordon took a contractual position with the Mind and Life Institute where she helped prepare the "Investigating the Mind" conference at MIT. She served in the position of Development Coordinator. The Conference included the presence of the Dalai Lama who along with doctors, psychologists and laymen, exchanged ideas between Buddhism and the Biobehavioral Sciences on How the Mind Works. Her most recent position was with the "I Have a Dream" Foundation where she headed up the Adopt-A-Family program and spearheaded the Crayons-to-Calculators program. She is also involved with Education for All Children, which provides scholarships, mentoring, and global connections to exceptional students in developing countries.
She attended Colby-Sawyer College and Connecticut College where she majored in environmental studies.