Holly Harrison

Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation Names First Director: Holly Harrison

May 10, 2022

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation announces the appointment of Holly Harrison as Director, the first executive leadership appointment in the history of the Foundation.

Harrison’s appointment brings the Foundation’s work in closer alignment with the Organization’s mission and vision, bolstering the arts and museum loan program while expanding rural education initiatives. 
With a strong focus on grantmaking in the rural Southwest, Harrison will advance the Foundation’s vision of operating at the intersection of arts and education philanthropy, with a strong emphasis on equity, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
Harrison joins the Foundation following her role as Deputy Director of Arts and Programs at the Mississippi Museum of Art and her work as Program Associate in the Arts and Cultural Heritage Program of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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