Sydney Clevenger

Interim Director, Development and Communications

Sydney vividly remembers the tranquility of playing checkers with her great-grandmother while watching Lawrence Welk. With a passion for those who are aging, and experience working in elder living in the Portland-area, Sydney loves connecting with Cedar Sinai Park’s residents as she helps to coordinate fundraising and share stories about the 104-year-old nonprofit. A Portland native, Sydney graduated cum laude in broadcasting with an English minor from Washington State University. She anchored radio and television news in Salem and the Tri-Cities before transitioning to public relations where she’s worked for more than 30 years locally and in Washington, D.C. Sydney’s expertise is in healthcare and education nonprofits and her primary places of employment include the Children’s Defense Fund, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Providence Health & Services, and most recently, Oregon Episcopal School.