Cheshire Academy Elects Trustees

Cheshire Academy elected two new trustees at its June board meeting.

September 16, 2019

CHESHIRE, CT – At its June board meeting, the Cheshire Academy Board of Trustees elected two new trustees: Jennifer Freedman P ’15, an active volunteer and philanthropist; and Elliott Yang ’04, a private equity professional. Each will serve four-year terms beginning in the 2019-20 school year.


Freedman (Westport, CT) has served in leadership roles and on boards of several notable organizations. She is a board member of Pink Aid, a Connecticut-based organization that supports women who are being treated for breast cancer. She is also president and a board member of Birchwood Country Club, which was recently named one of the top nine-hole golf facilities in the country. She served as president of the Dean’s Parent and Family Council for the University of Chicago and on the Wake Forest University Parents’ Council.


A former psychotherapist, Freedman holds degrees in psychology, including M.S. and M.A. degrees from Columbia University, and a B.A. degree from University of Vermont. She has two children, Lauren Freedman, Cheshire Academy class of 2015, and Max Freedman. Her husband, Michael Freedman served as a Cheshire Academy trustee from 2011-16.


Yang (Los Angeles, CA) works as a Senior Associate at TriLinc Global, an impact investing firm. He graduated from Cheshire Academy in 2004 and went on to receive his B.B.A in Finance & Investments from Baruch College in 2009 and a M.A. in Applied Economics from Georgetown University in 2012. Yang also completed the relevant coursework for a M.S in Applied Mathematics at New York University. Yang and his wife, Adele, have two children.


Cheshire Academy’s board is made up of 18 trustees and includes several alumni, parents and parents of alumni, who hail from the United States and abroad. As trustees, Freedman and Yang will make themselves available to the Head of School and provide their support, management perspective, and advice on financial and governance issues, and they will serve on various standing and ad-hoc committees in support of strategic initiatives.