Jason Kalajainen is the Executive Director of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation at the Union League Club of Chicago. Jason is responsible for developing andimplementing 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 and is currently the Chair of the Alliance of Artists’ Communities Board of Directors and is a member of the Arts Club of Chicago’s InterArts Committee and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago’s Education Committee. 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.