Eleanor Savage has been with Jerome Foundation since 2007. She is active in the philanthropic and arts communities as an agitator for equitable practice. Eleanor is on the Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair of the Support for Individual Artists Committee for the national organization, Grantmakers in the Arts. She is a media artist, an activist and has instigated many community-focused/artist-centered events in the Twin Cities: Naked Stages; Forbidden Fruit Radio; Vulva Riot; and Dyke Night at the Walker Art Center. She was previously the Associate Director of Event and Media Production at the Walker Art Center for sixteen years.
Eleanor's life-long commitment is promoting human rights as a guiding force and working actively as a white, gender-queer butch against racism and all the other intersecting oppressions.