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Penelope Thomas

Communications & Partnerships Director

Building Relationships That Stick

“Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me a chance to do my best. “― Isak Dinesen, Babette’s Feast and Other Anecdotes of Destiny

With CHF

Penelope is CHF’s resident pair of eagle eyes. If you need the patience and courtesy of a saint, with no hint of guile, you send Penelope. Or if you just want to send someone likable, vibrant, and fun. Either way. She is two things you don’t often find together—an effective communicator and deeply organized. So she can clearly and gently tell you what’s expected, even if you postpone the meeting for three weeks. Oh, and, don’t forget to ask her about the time she was naked at the Whitney.


Penelope has been facilitating artists’ careers for 20 years: building relationships, writing proposals, booking gigs, and developing collaborations and support for organizations, including The Cunningham Dance Foundation, The Theatre Development Fund, Public Energy, Marla Kirban Voiceover, and The Construction Company.

What the Team Says

“She’s a hub, a human clearinghouse, for communications coming into and out of the organization. She’s what the Army called Signal Intelligence in WWII.”

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