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Vanessa Silberman

Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation
Senior Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives
Vanessa Silberman is a creative activist and award-winning content strategist who joined the Levitt Foundation in 2012. As Senior Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives, she has built a vast portfolio to share the inspiring impact of the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, its nonprofit partners and grantees, and the field of creative placemaking at large. She also spearheads new initiatives that support the strategic growth of Levitt programs nationwide. Vanessa has been an invited speaker at a variety of national conferences including Main Street Now, Grantmakers in the Arts, ComNet18, and the National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit. Previous roles include Editorial Director at Art Center College of Design; Arts Specialist at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (Bloomberg administration); and various communications roles with MoMA, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Research Center for Arts & Culture. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Vanessa earned a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Columbia University.