Culture Works Welcomes New Development Director

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We’re excited to announce that Jennifer Knickerbocker has joined our team as development director.
An experienced development and fundraising professional, Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Whitworth University and completed graduate work in public administration at Eastern Washington University. She previously spearheaded development and strategic partnerships for the largest performing arts organization in the Spokane, Washington, region. Most recently, she served as the grants administrator for Spokane Arts, where she designed, built, and implemented a regional grant funding program for arts, culture, and heritage organizations and individual artists.
“I understand the complexities of finding funding,” Jennifer says, “and I’m supportive and compassionate to the issues many artists and community organizations face when working in the arts.”
Jennifer’s experience also includes twelve years of working in arts and educational advocacy in both a professional and voluntary capacity and serving as the chair of the Advisory Commission for Diversity for the city of Renton, the most diverse city in the state of Washington.
“Jennifer brings a valuable perspective, a diverse skillset, and cultural competency to this role,” says Executive Director Lisa Hanson. “We’re thrilled to welcome her to the team.”
We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Jennifer to the Dayton Region. If you’d like to contact her directly, she can be reached at 937-222-2787 ext. 203 or
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WHO WE ARE: Culture Works is a nonprofit regional arts agency that provides a unified voice for all of the cultural organizations and activities in the Dayton Region, and promotes the good news about the amazing cultural vibrancy of our region to a national audience.
WHAT WE DO: Culture Works is committed to leading the charge to ensure a healthy environment for arts and culture in this community for generations to come. We work to galvanize widespread support for arts and culture, while also ensuring that every citizen has an opportunity to experience the cultural vibrancy that defines our region.
WHY WE MATTER: Our efforts play a vital role in making the Dayton Region more appealing to new residents, tourists, and employees looking for a new home.
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