Director of Development, Fowler Museum at UCLA
“My four years at Scripps were fundamental to shaping who I am today, what I believe, and the importance of the arts in my life. Scripps taught me that the arts help us comprehend the world around us, increase our understanding of ourselves, and enhance our ability to think creatively. As an Art History/Studio Art major with a minor in Hispanic Studies, Scripps gave me an interdisciplinary lens through which to view the world and my life has been enriched because of it.”
Upon graduation, Lynne taught Spanish, journalism, and studio art at Pilgrim School, one of Los Angeles’ most diverse K-12 independent schools. Following four years in education, she continued her work in the non-profit sector, this time with a focus on supporting education, social services, and the arts. Since 1997, she has been Director of Development at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, one of Los Angeles’ preeminent museums dedicated to exploring world arts and cultures, past and present. Here, she oversees individual giving, corporate and foundation relations, membership, grant writing, and special events. Lynne has served on grant review panels for the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the L.A. Arts Commission, among others, and is a member of Art Table. She continues to be active in her own artistic pursuits, including printmaking, mixed media, and photography. Her photographs have been exhibited and published in several books, including A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal.