Jason Kalajainen is the Executive Director of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation at the Union League Club of Chicago. Jason is responsible for developing and implementing programs and a funding strategy that fosters the Foundation’s mission of supporting individual artists and community collaborations in greater Chicago. Prior to joining Luminarts, Jason was the Executive Director of Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency. Additionally, he has served on a number of committees and boards including the Alliance of Artists Communities and the Downtown Holland MI Development Authority. Jason is currently a member of the Arts Club of Chicago’s InterArts Committee, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago’s Education Committee, and The Chicago Academy for the Arts Board. Jason has his B.A. in Political Science and Art from Westminster College, PA and his M.Ed. in Nonprofit and Educational Management from Vanderbilt University, TN.