First published in the May 19 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
Jonathan Weedman was recently appointed to the board of directors of Camerata Pacifica, a chamber music nonprofit.
“I am delighted that Jonathan has joined our board,” said Randy Shulman, the organization’s president. “His deep passion for both exceptional music and for expanding our reach into our communities to inspire others is palpable and very exciting.”
Adrian Spence, Camerata Pacifica’s artistic director, added, “In addition to being a culture maven, Jonathan significantly adds to the depth of knowledge and experience of our board through his extensive background in nonprofits and philanthropy. I’m thrilled that he is part of the Camerata Pacifica family.”
In addition to Santa Barbara and Ventura, Camerata Pacifica performs in two Los Angeles County communities — in San Marino at the Huntington Library and in downtown Los Angeles at the Colburn School.
“I am so excited to be a part of Camerata Pacifica,” Weedman said “It is one of the great cultural treasures of our community that has brought inspiring music to thousands; and if you haven’t attended a Camerata concert — go.”
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Weedman has enjoyed more than 30 years of extensive professional experience working in the corporate, nonprofit and community sectors.
Today, he is a consultant for nonprofit organizations in the areas of fundraising, project development and management, board recruitment and building strategic partnerships.
From 1996 to 2016, Weedman served as senior vice president for the Wells Fargo Foundation and directed the company’s philanthropic, volunteer and community-engagement programs for Southern California and the state of Arizona, with an annual contributions budget of more than $20 million.
He also served as cultural affairs commissioner for the city of Los Angeles, appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and was founding chair of the Grand Park Foundation, appointed by L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina.
He has served on numerous boards of directors including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Colburn School and is chair emeritus of the Young Musicians Foundation.
He currently serves on the board of Muse/ique, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, California Heritage Museum, San Fernando Valley Master Chorale and is chair emeritus of the Young Musicians Foundation.
He is also host of a podcast called “Community Conversations,” sponsored by the Outlook Newspaper Group, featuring conversations with nonprofit, foundation and business leaders from throughout Los Angeles.
A third-generation Californian and classically trained pianist, Weedman attended USC and UCLA, and is the grandson of former California Gov. Goodwin Knight. He and his husband, Raymundo Baltazar, live in Altadena.