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Executive Search
February 26, 2013

Olive Grove Consulting is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Dollinger has been selected to serve as Art in Action's new Executive DirectorThank you for your assistance and support in identifying candidates for this position.


Jeffrey will work to increase the profile of the organization, attract new funding, and expand the number of children and schools served by its programs nationwide, building on 30 years of successful growth by Art in Action's founder, Judith Sleeth.


Before joining Art in Action, Jeffrey was Senior Vice President of Program Development for Invent Now, a national organization whose mission is to inspire invention and creativity in people of all ages. While there, he helped grow the organization's educational outreach program, Camp Invention, in California and nationwide. During his sixteen-year tenure, he was engaged in designing, funding and running programs for kids, college students, and inventors. These programs included: the Collegiate Inventors Competition, an Ad Council campaign "Inspiring Invention," media partnerships with the History Channel and Forbes, as well as numerous corporate and foundation grants and sponsorships.


Prior to that, Jeffrey worked in development at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, where he helped raise funds for the final phase of the Museum's capital campaign and developed strategies for raising operational and programmatic support. Jeffrey earned a Bachelor's degree in Art History from Ohio State University and a Masters in Art Administration from Indiana University.


We appreciate all of your suggestions and consideration throughout the course of this search. We value your time and effort and recognize your trust and expertise is critical to our continued success. Thank you again! To view other current searches at Olive Grove, please visit our website


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Olive Grove Consulting works with the leaders of nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, corporations, and public agencies who are intent on building a vibrant and just society. Our services include strategy, governance, executive search, financial management, learning and organizational culture, fund development, philanthropic counsel, and more.


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About Art in Action

Art in Action is a nonprofit organization dedicated since 1982 to bringing visual arts education to the classroom. Art in Action fosters the educational development and creativity of children across America through innovative visual arts programs and communities. The Art in Action Program enriches the lives of thousands of students each year in public and private schools and after school enrichment programs through an engaging, hands-on curriculum that teaches art history, art appreciation, and art techniques. For more information visit




Best Regards,


Nancy Painter 

Vice President, Executive Search

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