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A Very Special Opportunity: You Are Invited to Attend


Wisconsin Arts Board and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

A Town Meeting with Jane Chu
11th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts

Co Hosted by the Milwaukee Arts Board, Milwaukee County CAMPAC, Creative Alliance Milwaukee, and Arts Wisconsin

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6:30 Ė 8:00 pm

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
273 East Erie Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Come welcome Chairman Chu to Wisconsin, hear her talk about her priorities for the Arts Endowment, and engage with her in a lively Q&A session.

Please RSVP so that we may properly plan the room layout and other logistics.

Questions? Please email george.tzougros@wisconsin.gov.


Jane Chu

Jane Chu has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2014 as the 11th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Since 2006, Chu served as the president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, overseeing a $413-million campaign to build the center. As the performance home of the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Kauffman Center has hosted more than one million people from all 50 states and countries throughout the world since its grand opening in September 2011.

She was a fund executive at the Kauffman Fund for Kansas City from 2004 to 2006, and vice president of external relations for Union Station Kansas City from 2002 to 2004. Previously, she was vice president of community investment for the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation from 1997 to 2002. Chu also served as a trustee at William Jewell College and on the board of directors of the Ewing Marion Kauffman School and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Chu was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, but was raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She studied music growing up, eventually receiving bachelorís degrees in piano performance and music education from Ouachita Baptist University and masterís degrees in music and piano pedagogy from Southern Methodist University. Additionally, Chu holds a masterís degree in business administration from Rockhurst University and a PhD in philanthropic studies from Indiana University, as well as an honorary doctorate in music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.