Director of Philanthropy
Jennifer “Jenni” loves her role as Director of Philanthropy for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also working as a curator for the Mills Gallery in Orlando, FL. Jenni has been an arts and non-profit consultant, fundraiser, art educator, and curator working with artists and non-profit arts and social service organizations. Selected clients have included: The Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties at University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS; Dance Alive National Ballet, Gainesville, FL; Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC; Studio 41, LLC, representing artist, Harold Garde; Matthew 25:40 in Guatemala; Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY; The National League of American Pen Woman, Washington, D.C., among others.
Past Positions include Director of Development for the University of Florida, College of the Arts; Executive Director for the Museum of Florida Art; Executive Director for the Florida Alliance for Art Education and with Atlantic Center for the Arts; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and The Arts Council in Winston Salem, NC.
Her current board service: Florida Cultural Alliance, Florida – Wakayama, Japan Cultural Association, Florida Alliance for Arts Education. Past board service: Florida House in Washington, D.C.; Florida Art Education Association, Volusia County Cultural Alliance, Florida Music Education Association, and others. Coolidge has received numerous awards for her leadership in the arts with a Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Music Educators Association and was recognized as a Florida Ambassador of the Arts by past First Lady of Florida, Columba Bush.
Coolidge graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC with a concentration in painting and holds a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from H. Heinz II School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University and completed the Denali Initiative on Social Enterprise Fellowship through the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Phone: 407.896.6700 x225