Jennifer McInnes Coolidge is the Director of Development for the University of Florida College of Fine Arts. Coolidge leads the college's fundraising initiatives, including cultivating support for the School of Art + Art History, School of Music, School of Theatre + Dance, Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for World Arts, Center for Arts in Public Policy, and UF Digital Worlds Institute.
Coolidge has a track record of dedication and a passion for the arts. During her 24 years of experience as an arts administrator, Coolidge has served as the Executive Director for the Museum of Florida Art in DeLand (2001-2011) and for the Florida Alliance for Art Education, FAAE (1995-2001); Education Coordinator for the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston Salem, NC, and several other arts organizations in North Carolina. She has served as a consultant for a number of organizations including the Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida House in Washington, DC and as a member of the Florida Chamber Foundation Strategic Visioning Caucus. Coolidge has received numerous awards for her leadership in the arts, and completed a fellowship with the Denali Initiative on Social Enterprise in 2000 through the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. In 2005, Coolidge was recognized as a Florida Ambassador of the Arts by then-First Lady of Florida, Columba Bush.