Carolina Garcia Jayaram
Executive Director, Elevate Prize Foundation
Carolina has more than two decades of experience in leading national institutions and initiatives dedicated to enriching and shaping social-impact, philanthropic and cultural communities across the United States. She most recently served as CEO & President of the National Young Arts Foundation and, prior to that, as CEO & President of United States Artists, where she helped manage $25M in unrestricted awards to this country’s most accomplished artists. Carolina received her Juris Doctorate (with honors) from the University of Miami School of Law, where she is now an Adjunct Professor as well as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Law School’s Art + Sports Law LLM program. She has also studied not-for-profit management at Harvard Business School and received her Bachelors in Literature and Creative Writing from The New School. The Chicago Tribune named her “Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts” and she is proud to serve as a member of Fast Company's Impact Council.