Ben Cameron to be Jerome Foundation’s next president

Posted on: June 16, 2015

“Ben Cameron is to move from his job as program director of the arts at the New York-based Doris Duke Foundation to become president of the Jerome Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota, and of its smaller, sister organization, the Carmargo Foundation,” writes Susan Elliott on Friday (6/12) at MusicalAmerica.com (subscription required). “He starts January 4. The $1.8 billion Doris Duke Foundation generally allots $15 million [annually] to theater, contemporary dance, and jazz…. But Cameron, in the job since 2006, also oversees a $5 million award program for artists and arts groups. The Jerome Foundation, where he will succeed Cynthia Gehrig, who is retiring after 36 years, has a $100 million endowment and gave out $3.7 million last year to artists and performers. Camargo runs an artists’ retreat on an estate in Cassis, France. Prior to the Duke Foundation, Cameron was executive director of the Theater Communications Group, also in New York, for eight years. Before that he was senior program officer at the Dayton Hudson Foundation and Manager of Community Relations at Minneapolis-based Target Stores.”

Posted June 16, 2015