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Meet the Staff
Janet Cooper, SCCF Director
Janet Cooper manages the daily operations of
South Cumberland Community Fund, with a special emphasis on communications and fund development. Janet spent part of her childhood in Sewanee, attending the former Sewanee Academy and going on to graduate from the University of the South in 1980. Shortly after graduation she married and moved to Texas, where she spent 36 years.
Janet thoroughly enjoyed her time in Fort Worth's nonprofit community, beginning with her work for the Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County; and during her 14 years with the Van Cliburn Foundation for which she wore many hats, including producing and editing program books for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, and for its annual concert series, among other assignments. Janet's last position in Fort Worth was with the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, for which she served as executive director for 12 years and had the privilege of working alongside legendary major league baseball player and manager, Bobby Bragan.
Janet and her husband, Brown, returned to Sewanee in 2016, and she joined South Cumberland Community Fund as its director in September 2017. She is happy to be back in the mountains of Tennessee, enjoying the beauty and culture that the area has to offer.