The Kentucky Foundation for Women announced today that executive director Judi Jennings will retire at the end of this fiscal year. Her last day will be June 30. The organization, a private foundation which supports feminist art and social change, is currently searching for its next leader.
Jennings, who was named one of the most powerful and influential leaders in the nonprofit arts by the Western States Art Federation last year, has led the foundation for more than 15 years. Jennings also helped found the national Art, Culture and Social Justice Network, and is a frequent speaker on grassroots social justice and art issues.
The foundation administers grant and residency programs to support feminist art and artists in Kentucky, including $200,000 in direct artist and arts project support.
In a release, KFW founder Sallie Bingham expressed her gratitude for 15 years of Jennings’ service.
“During that important time of many changes, she has skillfully adapted the original purpose of the Foundation, strengthening its commitment to social change and broadening its impact,” says Bingham.
Applications for the executive director position are due April 18.