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Claire Peeps, IDEA LAB Host

Claire Peeps

Monday and Tuesdsay breakfast plenary IDEA LAB presentations will be hosted by Claire Peeps, executive director of the Durfee Foundation, a private foundation that supports projects in nonprofit leadership, social enterprise and community development, primarily in Southern California.

Previously Claire served as the Associate Director of the Los Angeles Festival, as the publisher of High Performance magazine, and as director of education at the Ansel Adams Center/Friends of Photography. She has served as a consultant the J. Paul Getty Center, the San Francisco Art Institute, The Music Center of Los Angeles County, and ARTS Inc, among others, and has served as president of Grantmakers in the Arts, chair of Southern California Grantmakers, and vice chair of the California Council for the Humanities.

Claire is a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, appointed by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to represent the Third District. She is a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Policy, and an adjunct instructor at the USC Price School of Public Policy. Her book, Activists Speak Out: Reflections on the Pursuit of Change in America, was published by St. Martins/Palgrave in March 2001. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of New Mexico, and holds certificates from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.