Aaron Rodgers has served as Hyde Park Art Center’s Director of Development since 2014. Among his accomplishments at Hyde Park Art Center, Aaron led a capital campaign that concluded in 2022 after raising $17.2M, exceeding the $16M goal. Previous to the Art Center, Aaron worked in Special Events at the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. He has been involved in Chicago art and culture for 20 years and has programmed and presented more than 500 events. In 2008, Aaron founded Homeroom, an organization dedicated to presenting and commissioning arts programming around Chicago with a focus on conversation and collaboration across genre and media. Aaron served as Executive Director until 2017. In 2017, he joined the Board of Directors of Elastic Arts. He received a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2002 where he concentrated on philosophy and aesthetics.
“The most rewarding and impactful work of my career has been the last eight years at Hyde Park Art Center, and joining Jen as co-Executive Director is beyond thrilling. I look forward to deepening my connections to the students, artists, art lovers, neighbors, and my outstanding colleagues. I am grateful to begin this new chapter with my longtime and trusted colleague Jen as we build on the legacy of art access and art excellence in the vibrant neighborhood of Hyde Park and beyond.”