Natalie Friedl Named Executive Director of the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank


CLEVELAND, OH | February 9, 2024 – The Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank announces the appointment of Natalie Friedl as its new Executive Director, effective February 12, 2024. Friedl brings a wealth of experience in education and the non-profit sector, making her a perfect fit to lead the Kids’ Book Bank in its mission to promote literacy and a love of reading.

Friedl, who began her career as a high school English teacher, most recently was director of development for PCs for People where she helped bridge the digital divide nationwide.

Prior to her role at PCs for People, Friedl spent nearly seven years at Slavic Village Development as the Director of Education, overseeing various programs and spearheading collaborative efforts to improve educational outcomes from preschool to post-secondary education.

Her extensive career also includes positions at University Settlement, Recovery Resources, and Community Assessment & Treatment Services. Friedl holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management.

Expressing her enthusiasm for her new role, Friedl stated, “I’m excited about the opportunity to help make the Kids’ Book Bank’s vision – a community where every child becomes literate, educated, and informed – a reality. I look forward to working with KBB’s talented staff, committed community partners, and many volunteers and donors in this next chapter.”

Under Friedl’s leadership, the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank is poised to continue its invaluable work in promoting literacy through free book distribution and empowering children throughout the Cleveland area.

Contact: Leslie FitzSimmons
Communications Manager, Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank