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Jeff Hawthorne

Director of Community Affairs, Regional Arts & Cultural Council

Director of Community Affairs
Regional Arts & Cultural Council
108 NW 9th Ave., Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97209-3318
T 503.823.5258

Jeff Hawthorne is the director of community affairs for the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) which serves three counties in the Portland, OR, metropolitan area. His responsibilities include developing new revenues for the local arts community from a variety of sources including government agencies, private foundations, and Work for Art, RACC’s workplace giving program. He also coordinates local arts advocacy efforts and oversees a variety of research projects to help quantify the size and scope of the local arts community each year. A Portland native, Hawthorne has a strong arts fundraising background that includes nine years at Portland Center Stage, where he led two annual fund campaigns as director of development, increasing contributed income levels by 55 percent from 1998 to 2000. Other fundraising projects have included the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Project 180 in San Francisco, DC Central Kitchen, and Metro Regional Parks and Greenspaces. He has co-produced several popular charitable fundraisi