September 1, 2021
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Announces New Arts Learning Program Officer
The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation is pleased to announce that Joe Panganiban will be joining our team as the new program officer for Arts Learning. Joe brings deep experience in arts education, Chicago Public Schools, and the nonprofit sector. Most recently, Joe served as Senior Director of Programs for Little Kids Rock. Little Kids Rock helps schools restore and expand music programs in public schools. In this role he oversaw national programs including professional development, curriculum and community engagement events for a network of 5550,000 students and 2,500 teachers. Prior to joining Little Kids Rock, Joe was a CPS Music Teacher at Darwin Elementary and Sullivan High School. Joe is a life-long Chicagoan and musician. He has had a front row seat to seeing how arts learning impacts students -from the classroom to a school district system, and from the view of a national arts learning organization. Joe has continued to be involved within Chicago’s Arts and Educational landscape by supporting the work of the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Ingenuity’s Creative Schools and Public Affairs Panels, and the Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles. Joe has a Bachelor’s of Music in Performance and Education from the University of Iowa and is completing his MBA in Music Business from the Berklee College of Music and Southern New Hampshire University. We are excited to have Joe join our team. He will help the Fry Foundation continue to be an effective partner to Chicago’s arts education community and will be an excellent collaborator with our grantees.