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Jennifer Coleman

Senior Program Officer of the Arts

George Gund Foundation

Jennifer Coleman is the Senior Program Officer of the Arts at The George Gund Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. The Foundation was established in 1952 with the basic goal of advancing human welfare, concentrating in the Greater Cleveland area. To date, the Foundation has made grants totaling $586 million dollars.

Before joining the Foundation, Jennifer followed her passion for the development of a more creative and vibrant Cleveland. She was president of her own architecture and design firm, Jennifer Coleman Creative, focusing on projects based in the city. She also founded CityProwl, a company that creates and distributes digital audio walking tours of Cleveland.

Among her many civic endeavors, Coleman has served as chair of the Cleveland Landmarks Commission and the Downtown/Flats Design Review Committee. She also has been a member of the board of trustees of many organizations, including the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Cleveland International Film Festival, LAND studio, the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University. She was an American Marshall Memorial Fellow, voted as one of Cleveland Magazine’s Most Interesting People in 2013 and a speaker at TEDxCLE in 2014.