Eleanor Savage

Program Director
Jerome Foundation
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Eleanor Savage has been at the Jerome Foundation for 10 years and is currently the Program Director. Savage has focused much of her work in the field of arts philanthropy as an advocate for racial equity and undoing racism. She is a founding member of the Racial Equity Funder Collaborative, a MN-based learning and action cohort focused on furthering equity and justice.She recently authored the collaboratively developed RE-Tool: Racial Equity in the Panel Process. Savage is on the board of GIA and is co-chair for GIA’s Support for Individual Artists Committee. Previously, she was the Associate Director of Events and Media Production at Walker Art Center for 16 years. As a queer, civic-minded, anti-racist producer, Savage instigated many community-focused, artist-centered programs in the Twin Cities. Savage received an MFA in Arts Management from Virginia Tech and a BFA in Psychology and Theater from Mercer University.

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