Center Executive Director Paula Marincola Featured in Philadelphia Magazine's "Biggest Ideas of 2016"

25 Oct 2016


Nighttime stargazing from the Joel N. Bloom Observatory at The Franklin Institute. Courtesy of The Franklin Institute.

Paula Marincola, executive director of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, is featured in Philadelphia Magazine's November 2016 cover story on "Revolutionary Bosses": 42 leaders who have "made bold thinking the new way to do business in Philly."

In "The Biggest Ideas of 2016—and Beyond," Marincola appears among a diverse group of what the magazine calls "brilliant local minds"—from civic and organizational leaders in the for- and nonprofit sectors, to entrepreneurs and scholars—who share their "big ideas" and innovations. Marincola discusses the Center's Advancement grant program, designed to support organizations undertaking bold initiatives that confront the challenges and opportunities of a changing economy, shifting consumer behaviors, and an increasingly competitive operating environment.

"Since 2014, Pew has awarded $5.7 million in Advancement grants to catalyze change in high-performing organizations, including money for the Franklin Institute's brand-new digital media strategy (including virtual-reality technology) that will pay dividends for years to come," Philadelphia Magazine writes.

"These are about the very specific challenges that cultural organizations are facing in 2016," says Marincola. "A particular response to a particular moment." >>Read more.

To date, the Center has awarded Advancement grants to ten organizations. Click here to see the full list of Advancement grant recipients, and visit our Apply page to learn more about the Center's grantmaking.