Expert Type: Funder

Ellen Michelson

Ellen’s philanthropic work has been a part of her life since 1994. During 20-plus years of directed foundation grants, she has supported non-profit work related to children’s literacy, college access, K-12 arts education, residential mental health, the professionalization of teaching artists and 55+ artful aging.

Beth Bienvenu

Beth Bienvenu is the director of the Office of Accessibility at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), devoted to making the arts accessible to people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and people in institutional settings. She provides guidance and support to state arts agency staff and professionals working the fields of arts access, creativity and aging, arts and health, universal design, and arts in corrections.