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(Boston, MA) The New England Foundation for the Arts announces the appointment of three new members, Rhonda Kay Alak Anderson (Iñupiaq – Athabascan), Taylor Ho Bynum, and Elizabeth Jabar, to the Advisory Council.

Launched in 2017, Advisory Council members serve as NEFA’s strategic advisors and community ambassadors. Members of the Advisory Council are charged with providing their professional expertise and diverse knowledge, including of artists and cultural enterprises, philanthropic practice, nonprofit business practice, and policies that impact artists, the cultural sector, community development, and entrepreneurship.

The co-chairs of NEFA’s Advisory Council, David Howse of ArtsEmerson and Liana Krupp of the Krupp Family Foundation, commented, “We are excited to have Elizabeth and Rhonda bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the committee; we look forward to working together. We are also pleased that former NEFA board member Taylor Ho Bynum is continuing his affiliation by joining the Advisory Council.”

“The Advisory council is an essential strategic resource for NEFA,” said NEFA executive director Cathy Edwards. “Our work, as stewards of resources, relies on connections to the people who are a part of the cultural landscape. We are grateful for the work of outgoing members, and acknowledge the contributions of Pam Diamantis, who continues her NEFA service as a member of our investment committee.”

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About NEFA

The New England Foundation for the Arts invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.  NEFA accomplishes this by granting funds to artists and cultural organizations; connecting them to each other and their audiences; and analyzing their economic contributions. NEFA serves as a regional partner for the National Endowment for the Arts, New England’s state arts agencies, and private foundations. Learn more at


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