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Financial Consultant, Organizational Capacity Builder and Strategic Planner

Margaret is an active consultant in the arts after a long career working in the arts in a variety of capacities. As the California Program Officer for the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation for 10 years, she funded hundreds of arts organizations and arts education programs after evaluating applicants’ organizational, financial, and program capacities. She is active in the California philanthropic and nonprofit communities, and has served in a variety of capacities with the following entities:

  • Arts Education Funders Collaborative
  • Arts for All Pooled Fund in Los Angeles
  • Arts Loan Fund
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals-Golden Gate Chapter
  • Autry National Center Acquisition Committee
  • Bay Area Corporate Volunteer Council
  • Emergency Loan Fund
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Corporate Partnership Committee
  • Nonprofit Space Capital Fund Performing Arts Program
  • Northern California Grantmakers;
  • University of Southern California Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy

She has also presented at Grantmakers in the Arts and provided training to participants of the Center for Cultural Initiatives’ Business of Art™ program in San Jose on financing options for individual artists.

Margaret is currently the consultant to the NCG’s Arts Loan Fund, underwriting loan applications and presenting them to the Steering Committee. Prior to this she has served on the Arts Loan Fund Steering Committee representing JPMorgan and JPMorgan Chase. She has also served as its Interim Program Officer.

Prior to her work in the philanthropic sector, Margaret was a commercial banker. Her prior financial experience as a commercial lending officer informs her ability to help arts organizations strengthen their financial capacity, create budgets and dashboard indicators for Board members and senior staff, and undergo strategic planning and program assessments.

Founding Member of C2Arts and member of the Leadership Circle.