Director and President
Fred Bollerer joined the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design as COO in 2009 and became director and president the following year. He came to the Corcoran from Real Change Strategies, a strategic consulting firm focusing on nonprofits. From 1997 to 2007 Fred served as partner of Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic investment organization that helps leaders build strong, high-performing nonprofit institutions in the national capital region. The organization partners with medium and large nonprofits as well as foundations, arts groups, and conservation organizations. Fred also has been a management advisor at the Morino Institute in Washington, D.C., and from 1997 to 2000 he served as president and chief executive officer of the institute’s Potomac KnowledgeWay project. Before joining the nonprofit field, he spent 30 years in banking, including time as president and CEO of Riggs Bank, N.A. Fred has served as a board member of the nonprofit organizations Child Trends, See Forever Foundation, and Heads Up. He received a BBA from Ohio University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, AZ.