Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge has over 28 years of experience as an arts administrator and currently serves as the Director of Development, College of Fine Arts, University of Florida. Coolidge has served as the Executive Director for the Museum of Florida Art (2001-2012); Executive Director for Florida Alliance for Art Education, FAAE (1995-2001); Education Coordinator for the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL and served in education positions for the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem-Forsyth County Arts Council, Sawtooth Center for Visual Art in Winston Salem, NC and others in North Carolina. Coolidge graduated with a B.A. in Fine Art from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC and completed a fellowship with the Denali Initiative on Social Enterprise in 2000 through The Kauffman Center on Entrepreneurial Leadership with a certification in Social Entrepreneurship from Carnegie Mellon University. She has served as a consultant for a number of organizations including the Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties at the University of Southern Mississippi and the National Association for Pen Women as well as many arts organizations in Florida and North Carolina. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida House in Washington, DC and as a member of the Florida Chamber Foundation Strategic Visioning Caucus. She currently serves on the Executive Board for the Florida Alliance for Arts Education. Coolidge has received such awards as an Ambassador of the Arts Award from Florida First Lady, Columba Bush, in 2005; Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Music Educators Association in 2002, and the ACE of Hearts Award from FAAE in 2001.