Jane Culbert provides WolfBrown with expertise in comparative research and financial analysis. She earned her business acumen first-hand, managing the fiscal and related organizational strategies of three of Boston’s cultural institution. 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, feasibility study, evaluation, and strategic planning teams, providing the financial analyses and planning that are central to their integrity. She has expertise in appraising clients’ internal budgeting and accounting systems, framework budgeting for short- and longer-term projections based on past performance, and develops strategic plan financial impact projections.
She has helped develop the fiscal portions of strategic plans, for institutions as varied as the Morgan Library and Museum, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Jacob Burns Film Center, and the South Carolina Aquarium.
Jane also conducts comparative research designed to help arts and cultural organizations see their work in context, define their brand and markets, and think through how they can continue to distinguish their services.
Before pursuing a career with nonprofit cultural organizations, Jane earned her Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, from Carleton College. For a number of years, she served on the Board of Circus Smirkus, a nonprofit circus organization based in Vermont, and currently serves as a member of their Finance Committee. She also sings with two choruses, Sharing a New Song and Divi Zheni (a women’s Balkan music ensemble).