Tiffany “Ti” Wilhelm (she/they) supports applicants and the internal workings of the Opportunity Fund through the role of Program Officer/Operations. They are committed to continuously supporting the shifts, large and small, that are needed to move philanthropy toward more just cultures and practices. Previously, she was Deputy Director of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council where she raised funds, oversaw programming, and co-led initiatives on accessibility for people with disabilities and racial equity. Tiffany has been involved with several collectives focused on educating and organizing white people for racial justice, both in Pittsburgh and in the national theatre field. Prior to Pittsburgh, they were Executive Director of the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum and taught in an undergraduate arts management program at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. A theatre person at heart, she has an MFA in Theatre Management from Florida State University and also worked as the Artistic Administrator at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
Tiffany was honored to be part of the first cohort of the national artEquity anti-racist facilitator training program in 2015 and is now part of the board and core facilitation team for artEquity. They have facilitated with Equity Quotient (led by long-time arts professional Keryl McCord) and currently with Farsight as well as other justice-seeking collaborators including a community called Practicing Liberation. Tiffany is also part of an organizing group hosting sessions for people in the theatre sector working to implement the WeSeeYou White American Theatre demands, and they serve on the board of the City of Bridges Community Land Trust. Ti’s sources of joy and resilience include a community garden, dear ones near and far, and five still-slightly-feral cats. She is constantly seeking the places and spaces where she can be of the most use in building toward more justice and liberation.