Patricia Wilson Aden

Patricia Wilson Aden works with the Cultural Alliance team as President & CEO.  Before joining the Cultural Alliance team Patty held leadership positions at several cultural organizations, including the African American Museum in Philadelphia.  Most recently Patty served as the President & CEO of The Blues Foundation based in Memphis, Tennessee. Patty holds a BA in History from Spelman College and a MA in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University.  

President & CEO
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(215) 399-3517

Kate Huffman

Kate (she/her) works with the fundraising team as Director of Development & Board Liaison and is responsible for managing institutional fundraising, building relationships with individual donors, and overseeing board activities. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Kate was the External Affairs Manager at The Philly POPS. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Kate lived in Boston and volunteered with MassCreative, Massachusetts' state-wide arts advocacy organization, on their Leadership Council. Kate has a Bachelor's degree in Music from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and a Master's degree in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to being Director of Development & Board Liaison, Kate plays clarinet with the Philadelphia Freedom Band and enjoys listening to live music, running, and hanging out with her cats.

Director of Development & Board Liaison
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(215) 399-3528