Arts for All Welcomes New Leadership

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 9:12am

Photo: Denise Grade & Rachel LevinArts for All recently announced the arrival of arts education leader Denise Grande to fill its vacant director position, while successful philanthropy consultant Rachel Levin stepped into the co-chair position of Arts for All’s pooled fund, which helps oversee the disbursement of grant funds in the Arts for All program.

Ms. Grande brings more than twenty years of experience in arts education to Arts for All, including tenures at the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the education program at the Music Center in Los Angeles. Ms. Levin has helped oversee the distribution of over $100 million in assets by some of the most prestigious private foundations in America.  Together, they round out the team of professionals working to bring arts education to all 1.6 million students in Los Angeles County.

“Arts for All is poised for tremendous growth over the next decade and this professional pairing comes with an arsenal of strategic knowledge, professionalism and aplomb,” said Laura Zucker, the executive director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, which oversees Arts for All.  “Their combined experience in efforts that try to move the needle on large scale issues is just what is needed at this time.”