Meet the Development Team

Jenny Shirley

Development Associate
Favorite Art Form: 

Dance & Music

Jenny joined Americans for the Arts in the fall of 2016. Prior to assuming her role as Development Associate, she held positions in NPR's Development division as the Development Coordinator supporting the Individual Giving team, and as the Operations and Collaborative Fundraising Intern. She has prior experiences in Music, Education, Arts Administration, and got her start in Development during a 2015 internship with The Washington Chorus.

Jenny's life has been enriched by many art forms. She graduated from James Madison University in December of 2015 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, where she also pursued experiences in movement and community & folk dance. Through joining the Teaching Artist team at Round House Theatre Education Center in 2015, Jenny enjoyed her first experiences in theatre education while cultivating her interdisciplinary approach to arts education. She looks forward to supporting the arts through her current position while cultivating her personal interests through volunteer and educational opportunities in the DC metro area.