Stephen Manuszak is the program officer at the George Family Foundation. In this role, he leads several grantmaking focus areas and works closely with the Foundation’s leadership in setting strategic direction and measuring grantmaking impact. He also leads projects in the Foundation’s youth development and environment grantmaking areas.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Manuszak was director of international programs for Arts Midwest, where he produced cultural exchanges both within the United States and abroad. Before joining Arts Midwest, Mr. Manuszak served as the associate development officer for foundation and government relations at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, as well as other positions that have given him the opportunity to deepen his fundraising and project management skills.

Mr. Manuszak has served on grants panels for the Minnesota State Arts Board and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and he also served on the executive committee of the Twin Cities Sailing Club.

Stephen Manuszak holds a Master of Arts degree in media, culture and communication from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in political science from the University of Chicago. Mr. Manuszak was a Leadership Fellow with the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (2017-2019), a Policy Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota (2014-2015), and a John C. Whitehead Fellow with the Foreign Policy Association (2010-2013).