YoungArts welcomes Jewel Malone as its Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday Aug 31st, 2016

News > YoungArts welcomes Jewel Malone as its Chief Operating Officer

Jewel Malone
Chief Operating Officer
National YoungArts Foundation

“YoungArts has built a strong foundation in creating the pipeline for the next generation of creatives. I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that’s constantly exploring how best to elevate and support emerging artists, while leveraging resources and strategic partnerships to make a significant impact with the youth, alumni, and the communities that we serve.”

Jewel Malone joined the National YoungArts Foundation as its Chief Operating Officer in August 2016 and has more than 10 years of leadership experience across the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer of the Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC), one of the nation’s largest choral music education organizations serving more than 4,400 youth in 79 schools and 10 after-school neighborhood programs. At CCC, she helped to increase organizational capacity and effectiveness through staff and board development, strategic planning and re-branding efforts. 

Prior to joining Chicago Children’s Choir, Ms. Malone served as Deputy Commissioner at the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. During her tenure, she oversaw strategic initiatives and partnerships and cultural grant making program to nonprofits and individual artists. Additionally, she was instrumental in the creation and development of the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan, a major public engagement process and the first plan of its kind for the city in over 25 years, with goals for sustainability in the arts and future cultural and economic growth. Ms. Malone also served as Vice President for Corporate Responsibility and Global Philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase, where she stewarded over $14 million of charitable grants toward community development, education and arts and culture programs. 

Born in the Philippines and raised in Chicago, Ms. Malone received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.