Jamie McCourt joins Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts board

Jamie McCourt, former @Dodgers CEO, joins board @TheWallisBH

Jamie McCourt is adding another board directorship to her expanding roster of cultural philanthropies.

The former co-owner, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been named to the board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Beverly Hills company announced Thursday.

McCourt already sits on the boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. and the Centre Pompidou Foundation, the American organization that supports the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She currently heads Jamie Enterprises, an investment firm.

The Wallis has also named choreographer Debbie Allen to its board. The Emmy Award-winning dance veteran founded the nonprofit Debbie Allen Dance Academy in L.A. in 2001.

Other new board members at the Wallis include veteran journalist and Annenberg Foundation managing director Cinny Kennard, as well as Jacqueline Avant and Carol Goldsmith.

The Wallis, which opened to the public in 2013, presents theater, dance, classical music and other performing arts programming. The company is named after Annenberg, whose $25-million donation got the center off the ground.

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