At its annual meeting on June 7, 2020, the Jerome Foundation Members of the Corporation elected Curator of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art Thomas Lax (New York, NY), and President of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Sanjit Sethi (Minneapolis, MN) to the Jerome Foundation Board of Directors.
Thomas Lax and Sanjit Sethi Elected to Jerome Foundation Board of Directors
The Members of the Jerome Foundation (a group of up to five individuals which include both family relations and individuals without kinship who are chosen because of their ties to the Hill family) are charged with preserving the legacy of Jerome Hill, ensuring that the charitable purposes of the Foundation are observed and electing the Board of Directors. Directors are elected for three-year terms and can serve a maximum of nine years of service. At this meeting, the Members also re-elected Tyler School of Art at Temple University Professor of Practice in Art History, Linda Earle (New York, NY) for a third and final term, and theater, music and live performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones (Bronx, NY) for a second term.
Additional continuing Directors include President of Propel Nonprofits Kate Barr (Saint Paul, MN); former Vice President of Finance and Administration of The McKnight Foundation Rick Scott (Minneapolis, MN); Penumbra Theatre Company Artistic Director Sarah Bellamy (Saint Paul, MN); First Peoples Fund President/CEO Lori Pourier (Rapid City, SD); and Founding Director and Choreographer of Streb Extreme Action Company Elizabeth Streb (Brooklyn, NY). The Directors, who are responsible for electing their own officers, elected Linda Earle to serve as Chair; Kate Barr as Vice-Chair; Daniel Alexander Jones as Secretary; and Rick Scott as Treasurer for the fiscal year.
The Foundation deeply appreciates the outstanding contributions of both outgoing Member Christine Ljungkull (Ottawa, ON) for her considerable service to the Foundation dating back to 1998 and of outgoing Directors writer and cultural critic Ryan Lee Wong (Brooklyn, NY) and visual artist and School of Visual Arts Chair of the MFA Fine Arts Department, Mark Tribe (New York, NY). They have all served the Foundation selflessly and generously and will be deeply missed.