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Director of Development

Linda R. Jacobs, Director of Development, leads a team responsible for securing funds for the Society’s operations, endowment, capital projects, and Library and Museum programs and initiatives.  Linda has more than 25 years of experience in non-profit development experience.  Before joining the American Philosophical Society in 2016, she was Senior Director of Strategy and Development at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  Linda has also held development positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, University of the Arts, and Carnegie Hall.  She holds BA from Haverford College.