Jessica Whitt Garner, Director of Capital Campaign

Jessica Whitt Garner has been passionately involved in promoting and developing the Dallas Arts District throughout her career. She serves as Director of Capital Campaign for the Center, as well as overseeing its Board of Directors relations and governance.

As one of the earliest staff members of the Center, Jessica began as the Events Manager and oversaw many important event milestones and multi-million dollar fundraisers between Groundbreaking in 2005 to Grand Opening in 2009. After the Center’s opening, she successfully facilitated more than several hundred private external rentals and internal events. Most recently, she was the Associate Director of External Affairs, spearheading communication strategies and special initiatives.

Prior to joining the Center, Jessica served as the External Affairs Manager for the Dallas Arts District, where she oversaw the organization’s marketing, promotions initiatives, and community relations.

Jessica is an active volunteer in the Dallas community. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Bryan’s House and chairs its Program Committee. Jessica has been involved with Ronald McDonald House’s Young Friends Gala, Family Compass’ A Legendary Evening, and co-chaired Dallas Winds’ Opening Night Celebration. She joined the Junior League of Dallas in 2004, and has been actively involved with its Research and Development Committee. She is a graduate of the Business Council for the Arts’ Leadership Arts program.

Jessica received her BBA in Marketing with academic honors from the University of Texas at Austin.