Claire Peeps, Executive Director

The Durfee Foundation
Claire Peeps is the Executive Director of the Durfee Foundation. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of New Mexico, she served as the Associate Director of the Los Angeles Festival, a large-scale, international arts festival. She also served as executive director/publisher of the national High Performance Magazine, and as director of education for Ansel Adams’ The Friends of Photography in Carmel. Other organizational affiliations include current or past board membership for: Southern California Grantmakers, Grantmakers in the Arts, California Council for the Humanities, ARTS Inc., and the UCLA Center for Civil Society. She has been a consultant to the J. Paul Getty Center, the San Francisco Art Institute and The Music Center of Los Angeles. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the USC Price School of Public Policy, and the founder of Culver City Gives, a website that connects residents to nonprofits in Culver City. Her book, Activists Speak Out: Reflections on the Pursuit of Change in America, was published by St. Martins/Palgrave in March 2001.