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Jane Preston

Deputy Director

New England Foundation for the Arts

Jane Preston is Deputy Director at New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), contributing to the organization’s strategic direction, and managing the program portfolio. She provides leadership in design and delivery of NEFA grants and services, supporting artists; presenting and touring; the New England creative economy; public art; the National Dance Project; National Theater Project and international exchange. Externally, she builds relationships with NEFA’s constituents, organizational and funding partners. Jane has over thirty years of professional experience working with cultural and philanthropic organizations and public agencies on strategic planning, organizational development, financial management and grants program design and evaluation. She has held leadership roles with the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Illinois Arts Council, the Goodman Theatre, the American Conservatory Theatre and New England Conservatory. She holds a B.A. in economics from Wellesley College and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.

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