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John E. McGuirk

Program Director, Performing Arts Program

John E. McGuirk photoJohn E. McGuirk is the director of the Performing Arts Program at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In addition to his responsibilities working with the Foundation's more than 200 performing arts grant recipients, Mr. McGuirk serves as the Hewlett Foundation's liaison to the Community Leadership Project, a joint effort of the David and Lucile Packard, James Irvine, and William and Flora Hewlett foundations to reach low-income and minority-led nonprofit organizations in targeted regions of California.

Before joining the Hewlett Foundation, Mr. McGuirk previously worked as director of the James Irvine Foundation's Arts Program (2006-2009) and program officer for the Hewlett Foundation (2001-2006). Earlier in his career, Mr. McGuirk was manager of grants programs for Arts Council Silicon Valley, one of the largest local arts agencies in California. Before that, he worked for six years at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California, and held positions at both the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Pittsburgh Opera. He currently serves on the board of directors of Grantmakers in the Arts and participates in steering committees of the California Cultural Data Project and the Northern California Grantmakers' Arts Loan Fund.

Mr. McGuirk is a graduate of Grove City College in Pennsylvania and earned his master's degree in public management at Carnegie Mellon University, with a concentration in arts management.

Read "Foundations" - A Q&A with John E. McGuirk.