Jane Culbert provides WolfBrown with expertise in comparative research and financial analysis. She earned her business acumen first-hand, managing the fiscal and related office affairs of three of Boston’s cultural institutions. She served as Business Manager for Revels, Inc., General Manager for the Cambridge Arts Council and Business Manager for the Handel and Haydn Society. From 1985 on, she has served as an integral member of WolfBrown's research, evaluation, and community planning teams, providing the financial examinations that are central to their integrity. She evaluates clients’ internal budgeting and accounting systems, devises framework budgets for five-year projection based on past performance, and oversees and analyses community-wide financial and economic activity research. She has developed community cultural budgets for Philadelphia, Charlotte, Silicon Valley, Cleveland, Birmingham, Fort Worth and other cities. Jane also has conducted comparative community/best practice research for a number of WolfBrown cultural and organizational plans. In addition, she has developed, implemented, and analyzed the results of a variety of online surveys of program participants, community organizations, and others.

Jane earned her Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, from Carleton College. For a number of years, she served as treasurer of Arlington Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises private funds in support of public schools in Arlington, Massachusetts. She has also served for many years as board member and treasurer of Circus Smirkus, a Vermont-based nonprofit.