The Fund for the Arts welcomes new Vice President JP Davis to the staff. Davis joins President & CEO Christen Boone’s executive team bringing to the Fund an extensive fundraising resume and thirst for community involvement.
“JP Davis has an incredible energy that will enhance the dynamics of the Fund for the Arts team,” said Jim Allen, Fund for the Arts Board Chair.
Currently serving as Major Gifts Officer for the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Davis officially takes his post at the Fund beginning December 9, 2014.
“He is part of a next generation of philanthropic leaders in our community” said Boone. “We are experiencing a resurgence of community investment here in Louisville. The addition of JP Davis affords us the ability to expand donor relationships, seek new opportunities to tell our story, grow world class arts institutions, improve arts education and set the stage for a strong 2015 fundraising campaign.”
Davis is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville with a Masters in Public Administration. He studied abroad at the London School of Economics & Political Science and completed internships in Parliament and the White House. Over the last fifteen years he has served on various community boards and assisted in charitable fundraising campaigns for the March of Dimes and the University of Louisville. His work with Owsley Brown Frazier solidified his passion for corporate philanthropy leading him back to his alma mater where he assisted in raising more than $50 million for the University. He is the recipient of the first Nfocus New Faces of Philanthropy award and serves on the Mayor’s Day of Service advisory board.
“As a fundraiser in Louisville, this is a dream job,” said Davis. “I am passionate about this community and the Fund for the Arts is a part of the very fabric of this city. We are fortunate to have the Fund here supporting a robust cultural arts scene and I look forward to empowering a new generation of donors to invest.”