Holly Sidford

Holly Sidford is the President of Helicon Collaborative, a consulting firm working with nonprofits and philanthropic organizations, and a strategic thinker with three decades of experience in the field. Prior to launching Helicon in 2007, Holly was the founding president of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), a ten-year initiative to expand support for creative artists. Prior to that, Holly was program director for arts, parks and adult literacy at the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund; interim director of arts and culture at the Ford Foundation and The Howard Gilman Foundation; executive director of the New England Foundation for the Arts; and associate director of the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities. She holds a BA in American history and literature from Mount Holyoke College and a management certificate from Columbia University.