Dr. Thomas Wolf | Principal

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If you only have time to read one book about music in the coming year, make it John Mauceri’s The War on Music: Reclaiming the Twentieth Century.

Dr. Thomas Wolf’s career spans over four decades and encompasses the fields of philanthropy, education, and the arts. He established the Cambridge office of WolfBrown in 1983. Prior to that he served as the founding Director of the New England Foundation for the Arts for seven years. His clients have included ten of the 50 largest US foundations and government agencies. Examples include the National Endowment for the Arts, and treasured international cultural institutions like the British Museum, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and The Kennedy Center.

At WolfBrown, Dr. Thomas Wolf has consulted directly with the leaders of major cities. These include Chicago, Cleveland, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Dallas on the creation of vibrant cultural communities. Furthermore, his workshops and convocations for trustees, administrators, and volunteers have earned national recognition.

Dr. Wolf holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University, where he taught for a number of years. He is the author of numerous articles and several books. These include Managing a Nonprofit Organization, Effective Leadership for Nonprofit OrganizationsHow to Connect With Donors, and The Nightingale’s Sonata.

Dr. Thomas Wolf frequently contributes to our WolfBrown newsletters. Recent contributions include an “On Our Minds” interview with colleague Stanford Thompson on equity and strategic planning. Another contribution is an “Amplifying Creative Opportunities” piece looking back at five moments that are the tap roots for equitable practice in arts and culture.

Last but not least, Dr. Wolf’s personal, popular monthly blog, mostly about music and musicians, can be found at Nightingale’s Sonata.

Tom can be reached directly via email.


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