Kohler Foundation Names New Executive Director

Posted on 01/09/2018


Kohler Foundation


Jan. 9, 2018 - KOHLER, WIS. -- Christine Taylor joins Kohler Foundation as the new executive director, succeeding Terri Yoho who has served in that role since 1999.

Taylor will manage the development and administration of the Kohler Foundation’s many programs including the Distinguished Guest Series, grants, preservation initiatives, scholarships and the historic Waelderhaus.

Taylor brings to the position a long history of involvement in arts, community-focused, and cultural organizations. Most recently she was the director of True Value Foundation based in Chicago, uniting partners in youth and community development across the U.S.  She oversaw grant making, fundraising, scholarships, financial planning and operations, and served on the inaugural board of directors.

Taylor earned a certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies, and holds bachelor of arts degrees from the University of Iowa in Journalism; and Broadcasting, Film, and Theatre Arts. 

The Kohler Foundation was established in 1940 as a non-profit, private foundation dedicated to supporting arts, education, and charitable initiatives in the state of Wisconsin. In recent years, Kohler Foundation has gained international visibility for its work preserving artist built environments throughout the U.S, including major art sites like St. EOM’s Pasaquan in rural Georgia and the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas.