CAC Welcomes New Director of Grant Programs

Cleveland (December 16, 2010) - CAC is very pleased to welcome Jill Paulsen as the new Director of Grant Programs. She will oversee CAC’s General Operating Support and Project Support grant programs, and will help CAC explore creative and innovative options for maximizing its investment of public funding in the arts and culture sector.

Jill comes to CAC from the Cleveland Foundation, where she served as a program officer, overseeing a portfolio of nearly $18 million for more than 75 grantees representing organizations across a range of sectors, including arts and culture, economic development, education, and health and human services. She also led the statewide nonprofit mobilization efforts for the 2010 Census, and served as vice-chair for the Collaborative for School-Aged Comprehensive Health Initiative, which supports the nation’s first K-12 comprehensive health program.

Jill has her Bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, and her Master’s degree in nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. She is also a graduate of the Diversity Center���s Lead Diversity and the YWCA women’s executive leadership programs. Jill currently sits on the advisory boards of Case Women’s Center and is a volunteer for the youth poetry-soccer program America Scores - Cleveland.

Jill’s first day in her new position will be January 18, 2011.