June 1, 2016

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation announces new Arts Learning Program Officer


The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation has announced Kerri Malone as its new Arts Learning Program Officer.

Kerri Malone joins the Foundation with experience supporting research and programming within the arts. Last fall, she received a Master’s degree in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, where she studied arts policy and completed research at the University’s Cultural Policy Center. Recently, she completed a research internship with the Smithsonian Institution, where she worked with the institute’s Provenance Research Initiative to analyze the current state of art restitution. Prior to this, Malone served as Coordinator of the Art Showcase for the City of Elgin, where she administered the City’s cultural arts grants and organized cultural events in collaboration with local artists. Malone is also a former intern of the Chicago Sinfonietta.

“We are delighted to welcome Kerri to the Fry Foundation as our new Arts Learning program officer,” said Unmi Song, President of the Fry Foundation. “Kerri’s commitment to and experience in arts learning services will be an excellent addition to the Foundation.”

About the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Education, prosperity, and hope for all. That is the vision behind the Fry Foundation’s grantmaking. We provide support to nonprofit organizations that have the strength and commitment to improve conditions for low-income, underserved Chicago residents. Grants are awarded in four major areas: Arts Learning, Education, Employment, and Health. Across all of our funding areas, our focus is on helping organizations: Build capacity to enhance the quality of services and better assess the impact of programs; Develop successful program innovations that other organizations in the field can learn from or adopt; and Share knowledge so that information which can help low-income communities and individuals is widely and readily available.

In 1933, Lloyd A. Fry founded the Lloyd A. Fry Roofing Company on the Southwest Side of Chicago. During the next five decades, the company grew to become the world's largest manufacturer of asphalt roofing and allied products, with nearly 5,000 dedicated employees in manufacturing facilities nationwide. The company was sold to Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation in 1977. In large part, the proceeds from the sale of the company now serve as the endowment of the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation. The Foundation has been addressing the needs of the Chicago community since 1983. Last year it awarded $7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.