Autumn R. Strier - Co-Founder & CEO
Autumn R. Strier serves as the Co-Founder & CEO of
Miracles for Kids, as well as the President of the Miracles for Kids Board of
Directors. Mrs. Strier brings to the organization over twenty years’ experience
in the public sector, having held relevant positions in the non-profit,
governmental and private arenas. Under her leadership, the organization has
served over 850 families through its financial aid programs and other critical
programs focused on children battling life-threatening illnesses and the
families who care for them. Under Mrs. Strier’s leadership, Miracles for Kids
has served over 850 families throughout Southern California, with programs
continuing to expand each day to reach and serve more children and families in
Before joining Miracles for Kids, Mrs. Strier served as
Statewide Public Policy Manager for the New Jersey chapters of the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she worked for three years directing
statewide public policy affairs for the organization and lobbying on behalf of
people with disabilities in Washington DC. Prior to this position, Mrs. Strier
spent four years at Morgan Stanley in New York, NY, assisting state, county and
city governments, authorities, and non-profit organizations to structure and
finance public sector projects in the municipal bond market. While in New York,
she also spent two and a half years working for the Giuliani Administration,
assisting in the oversight of high profile projects for the Deputy Mayor for
Operations and Office of Management and Budget. In the early years of her
professional career, Mrs. Strier helped co-found an internationally-affiliated training and resource
center for non-profit management in Santa Barbara County and served as
assistant to the Finance Director and City Manager for the City of Carpinteria,
Strier’s passion for her community extends beyond her role as President of
Miracles for Kids, and is an active member of Gen-Next and the Gen-Next
Foundation - an organization focused on issues facing future generations.
She also serves as a member of the National Association of Professional Women
and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is consistently
recognized as a leader in her field, earning Orange County Business Journal’s
"Women in Business” Honoree awards in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014, and
was named one of Orange County's "Top 40 Business Leaders Under 40” by OC Metro
magazine in 2009.
Mrs. Strier earned her degree of Bachelor of Arts with a
major in Political Science and a minor in International Relations from the
University of California at Santa Barbara. She earned her degree of Master of
Public Administration in Nonprofit Management, with honors, from New York
University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.
Mrs. Strier has worked as a staff member or volunteer within
the non-profit sector for most of her life, gaining knowledge and insight from
organizations serving populations such as the homeless, elderly, battered
women, families in transition, and those with incurable diseases, among others.
Her experiences with these organizations and the individuals they serve have shaped
her deep passion for helping others and are the reason she has chosen to
dedicate her life to this field.
Mrs. Strier resides in South Orange County with her husband
and three children.