Community Foundation Welcomes New Staff

Arts Program at CCF will benefit from the energy, professionalism and passion of new Program Officer

May 07, 2013, 07:22 ET from California Community Foundation

LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF) has announced the addition of James Herr as program officer of arts.

James Herr brings more than twelve years of experience in strategic grantmaking, community outreach/public relations, program development and nonprofit development to his role as program officer of arts at CCF. Most recently, he served as senior manager, global corporate citizenship for The Boeing Company where he was the lead regional executive for Global Corporate Citizenship issues, covering more than 30,000 employees. Herr, Vice Chair of the board of directors of Southern California Leadership Network, is providing programmatic strategy and implementation for the foundation's arts program.

The arts program at CCF builds on the premise that arts and culture should be a dimension of everyday life in all communities in Los Angeles County and when all residents have access to arts and culture, communities are stronger. Herr will work closely with foundation staff, community leaders, nonprofit partners, donors and individual artists to weave the arts through the fabric of Los Angeles life. 

"James Herr's appointment comes at a momentous time, with CCF celebrating the 25th anniversary of our Fellowship for Visual Artists in June this year. We are affirming our commitment and expanding our arts program to include arts education, ensuring a future of increased opportunities for arts and cultural participation for all," said Antonia Hernandez, president and CEO of the community foundation.

California Community Foundation (CCF) is a public, charitable organization serving Los Angeles County in multiple capacities since 1915.  It encourages philanthropy by individuals, families, companies and organizations, and serves as a steward of their charitable funds and legacies.  It also makes grants to nonprofits in the arts, education, health care, housing and neighborhoods, and human development, and collaborates in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations such as adults with developmental disabilities.  In addition, it actively engages in community problem solving with business, civic, government and other organizations.  For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook at

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SOURCE California Community Foundation