Arts and social impact
Stephanie Brown joined the Irvine Foundation’s Los Angeles office as a Program Officer in April 2016. Previously she served as the Chief of Staff for the Arts Program at Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City. There, she managed a robust portfolio of national arts grants and coordinated workflow for the arts team.
Prior to Bloomberg Philanthropies, Stephanie worked at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs under New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Administration. In that role, she oversaw the Commissioner’s Unit and managed several multifaceted initiatives.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history with a minor in photography from Southern Methodist University, and a master’s degree in nonprofit visual arts administration from New York University.
Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, sat down with YBCA's Jon Moscone on a Tuesday evening, one week before the elections and almost two years after he joined Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as Chief of Civic Engagement, to discuss his unique role and what the future of arts and civic engagement looks like, at YBCA and in the arts field at large.Read the Story