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Frank Gehry

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Raised in Toronto, Canada, Frank Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. Mr.
Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954, and he studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In subsequent years, Mr. Gehry has built an architectural career that has spanned five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe and Asia. His work has earned Mr. Gehry several of the most significant awards in the architectural field, including the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the Pritzker Prize, the Wolf Prize in Art (Architecture), the Praemium Imperiale Award, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award, the National Medal of Arts, the Friedrich Kiesler Prize, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, and the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal.

Notable projects include: the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the DZ Bank Building in
Berlin; Nationale-Nederlanden Building in Prague; the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge in
Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois; Maggie’s Centre, a cancer patient center in Dundee,
Scotland; Hotel Marques de Riscal in El Ciego, Spain; Lou Ruvo Brain Institute in Las Vegas,
Nevada; the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida; Princeton University Peter B. Lewis
Science Library in Princeton, New Jersey; Art Gallery of Ontario Renovation in Toronto,
Ontario, Canada, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. Projects under
construction include the Signature Theatre in New York City; the 8 Spruce Street Residential
Tower located in New York City; the Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana and
the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mr. Gehry is also completing design work on
the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; Foundation Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, France; LUMA
Foundation in Arles, France and the University of Technology, Sydney in Sydney, Australia.

Board of Directors

Carolee Campbell

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Carolee Campbell inaugurated Ninja Press in Sherman Oaks, California in 1984. She publishes limited editions of contemporary poetry, in the main, which she designs, handsets in metal type, prints letterpress, binds, and often illustrates. Her work is heavily influenced both by her extensive experience as a photographer and by her distinguished career as an actor which she left behind in 1976 after she was awarded with an Emmy. From the outset, one of Ninja Press’s primary mandates has been to strive for the highest standards of excellence in craftsmanship and quality while exploring new approaches to the union between word, image, and book structure. Ninja Press books are collected by many of the world’s great libraries, including The Getty Research Institute, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and The British Library.
The entire Ninja Press archive is held in the Davidson Library Special Collections Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Carolee serves on the Board of Directors of The Codex Foundation, The Book Club of California, as well as the Joy2Learn Foundation. Her website is Ninja Press Books

Patrick Crosby
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Patrick Crosby has worked with not-for-profits organizations as an auditor, accountant and adviser since graduating from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Mr. Crosby is a certified public accountant who leads the not-for-profit and higher education audit practice in the New York Metropolitan area as a senior manager at Crowe Horwath LLP, the eight largest accounting firm in the United States. Mr. Crosby serves on the New York State Society of CPA’s not-for-profit advisory committee and teaches continuing professional education classes internally for Crowe Horwath LLP.

Mr. Crosby has volunteered each summer for the past fifteen years with the Appalachia Service Group of Guilford, CT helping them with their mission of improving the lives of the residents of Owsley County, KY by building homes, additions and porches in the community. He joined the board of Joy2Learn in 2014 and is focused on the professional development for teachers interested in Joy2Learn and increasing the use of Joy2Learn’s materials in classrooms.

Roger Duncan – Treasurer

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Roger Duncan Duncan graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations; following extensive travels in the Far East, Indo-China, the Near and Middle East, Europe and Russia, he attended the USC Gould School of Law graduating with honors in 1964. Thereafter he practiced law specializing in general civil and family law. He has authored several books related to law, the family, education and literature and has had various articles published in magazines including the Journal of the California Teachers Association. His subject was segregation in the public schools. He is an acknowledged scholar on the author Jack London and a contributor to the Jack London Society Magazine. He is a founding member of Joy2Learn Foundation. He is now semi-retired and working in real estate.

Alan Gampel – President and Interim Executive Director

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Alan Gampel was honored with The Special Award in the Arts from UNICEF at age 8 and with the Presidential Scholars Award, presented by President Ronald Reagan at the White House, at age 16. He went on to graduate from Stanford University at age 19 and then completed a graduate degree at the University of Southern California and at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory with a fellowship from the US Information Agency and he has recently published articles in several scholarly journals on the origins and early evolution of western musical notation.

Alan made his debut playing Beethoven variations at age 7 at the Hollywood Bowl and in 1995, he received the coveted Chopin Prize at the Artur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Israel. Auditions for eminent musicians including Sir Georg Solti, Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Daniel Barenboim led to engagements with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Ensemble Orchestrale de Paris, Irish National Symphony…and in recital at the Lincoln and Kennedy Centers, at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, in New York’s Frick Collection Series and Mostly Mozart Festival, in London at Wigmore Hall, in Paris at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees and Auditorium du Louvre, in Rome at the Teatro Ghione…

The birth of Alan’s first child inspired him to search for innovative ways to introduce music and the arts to young people. He has performed over 300 informal school recitals over the past ten years, for children in France and the USA. In 2000, he created the Joy2Learn Foundation, bringing great artists such as Gregory Hines, Wynton Marsalis and Richard Serra into classrooms across America over the Internet.

Alan’s website is at www.Gampel.com

Young S. Kim-Epstein

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Ms. Young S. Kim-Epstein is an independent Certified Financial Planner who has been providing financial planning and investment management services for 30 years, working from her headquarters at Manhattan Wealth Advisors, Inc. in Manhattan Beach, California. She is also a Registered Principal, NPB Financial Group, LLC, a member of the Los Angeles Society of Certified Financial Analysts (CFA), a member of the Global CFA Institute, and a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Ms. Kim-Epstein was born in Seoul, South Korea into the family of the Sam Yang Company, Ltd., the very first industrial conglomerate in South Korea. She was educated in both Europe and the United States: an international lycée in Provence, University of Burgundy, Dijon, University of Cambridge, England, Insead in Fontainebleau, Sorbonne University, University of Cincinnati, University of Connecticut, and Yale University. Because she was given unlimited exposure to the arts and humanities from infancy, she is passionate about Joy2Learn’s dedication to improving public education with high quality art education, exposing youngsters to some of that same richness that she thrived on as a child.

Carol E. Robbins

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Carol E. Robbins is a C-Suite multi-faceted financial services and marketing executive with broad operational and international experience. She builds differentiated, valued brands and leverages digital to drive business momentum and growth. She combines strategic and commercial acumen with marketing and general management expertise to offer value-added benefit in established and growing businesses. Carol drives digital facility across the enterprise and embraces the multi-channel rules of customer engagement. A results-oriented executive, she builds high performance, diverse teams. Successfully transitioning her skills across consumer packaged goods, printing/publishing and financial services, Carol is a versatile, strategic leader who inspires innovation, develops new products, and refocuses, integrates, restructures and transforms businesses. Carol is currently providing branding and marketing consulting services to entrepreneurial companies.

Carol holds a B.A. cum laude from Barnard College and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. She also completed executive education in Strategic Marketing Management at Harvard Business School. Her participation in the Joy2Learn Foundation draws on her passion for the arts, children and education.

Jinny St. Goar

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Jinny St. Goar has served on the board of Joy2Learn since 2009, having supported the organization’s mission for the decade preceding. As a journalist for more than 30 years, she wrote primarily about finance and economics, with occasional forays into the arts for numerous publications, including Institutional Investor, The Economist Intelligence Unit, and The Wall Street Journal. More recently, she’s focused her energies on education. A graduate of Harvard College, she’s serves on a community board in New York City, and is the US Project Director for Mali Nyeta, Inc.: The Foundation for the Development of Education in Mali, W. Africa.

David Wang

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David Wang is currently a student at Columbia Business School, where he is studying value investing and finance. Prior to business school, David was an assistant
portfolio manager at First New York Securities, where he invested in currencies and international equities. David is focused on developing Joy2Learn’s web presence and ensuring
that its materials are accessible and available to as many students as possible. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and he graduated from Duke University.

Prepared Lesson Plans

If you are interested in opportunities for professional development click here.

Joy2Learn is an online resource created for interdisciplinary teaching through the arts.

With video presentations on Theater with Hector Elizondo; Piano Music with Alan Gampel; Dance with Gregory Hines; Jazz with Wynton Marsalis; Painting with Elizabeth Murray and Sculpture with Richard Serra Joy2Learn offers resources and lesson plans to help teachers adhere to state curriculum standards while exposing children to the arts.

Lesson plans for the following subjects are available for your use in the classroom: