The Jean Handley Fund was established in 2010 in honor of one of the Festival's co-Founders, Jean M. Handley. Jean was a person of extraordinary wisdom and exceedingly high standards who was generous with her time and talents.
The Jean Handley Fund supports programs that represent the values and passions of our co-Founder, Jean M. Handley. Over the years this Fund has supported many different programs at the Festival, including community-based programming, free performances on the New Haven Green, family-focused programs, and US Premieres. All proceeds of the Festival's Visionary Leadership Award
Luncheon and donations directly to the Fund support this important ongoing work at the Festival.