Linda R. Jacobs has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit development. She currently serves as Director of Development at the American Philosophical Society. Previously, she was Senior Director of Strategy and Development at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to joining the Kimmel Center she served as Grants Administrator at the Nelson Foundation, Director of the Philadelphia Theatre Company's Capital Campaign, and Director of Development at the Free Library of Philadelphia. From 1992 to 2003, she was Associate Director of Development for Institutional Support and Director of Foundation and Government Relations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. During her 11-year tenure at the Museum, she secured over $64 million for capital projects, endowment, general operations, exhibitions and programs. Linda has also held development positions at the University of the Arts and Carnegie Hall.