NeXtGen Board

NeXt ambassadors who exemplify the Fund for the Arts mission will be selected to serve on the prestigious NeXtGen Board.

Meeting monthly, NeXtGen cultivates resources, experiences, and events to connect Louisville’s emerging leaders with its arts and cultural community, inspiring the next generation of philanthropic and cultural leaders.

NeXtGen supports the current NeXt class through mentorship on projects and participation in social events throughout the year.


NeXtGen Board Expectations
All applicants must be a graduate of the Fund for the Arts NeXt program.

Each Director shall be vested with certain responsibilities, as follows:

  1. 3-year board term.
  2. Serve on at least one (1) NeXtGen committee.
  3. Attend approximately 70% of the monthly meetings per year of service. (third Thursday of each month from 4:00-5:00 pm, running July-June)
  4. Participate in the Farnsley by 40 Society by donating an appropriate amount to the Fund for the Arts.
  5. Be an advocate for the Fund for the Arts in the community.
  6. Participate in NeXtGen, NeXt, and Fund for the Arts (including the Fund’s cultural partners) events.


The NeXtGen Board application is currently closed and will re-open Summer of 2021. If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Nicole Humphrey at Nhumphrey@fundforthe

NeXtGen Board 2019/2020

Candace Weber, President
Jacqueline Brill, Immediate Past President
Brad Keeton, President-Elect
Theresa Butler, Secretary
Monique McFarland, NeXt Support & Recruitment Committee
Lindsey Gumer, Community Engagement Committee Chair

Kaet Baron
Matthew Brier
Joy Collins
Taylor Coots
Annie Fultz-Dutton
Nicky Edwards
Will Hollis
Katie Hurt
Megan Imel
Ashley Kratz
Tara McGuire
Dillon Miles
Joe Schmidt
Gina Palazzo Slayton
Luke Stepusin
Stephanie Sturgeon
James Wilkerson