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Joan Horsburgh Ainsworth

Joan Horsburgh Ainsworth, museum director. Certified fund raising executive. Named Honorary Mayor, City of Cleveland, 1989.


  • Ainsworth, Joan Horsburgh was born on December 30, 1942 in Cleveland. Daughter of Donald Francis and Elaine Mildred Horsburgh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wells College, 1965. Master of Business Administration, Case Western Reserve University, 1986.


    • Social worker San Diego County (California) Welfare Department, 1966-1968. Social worker, volunteer coordinator Washtenaw County (Michigan) Juvenile Court, Ann Arbor, 1968-1970. Administrative assistant to president Medical Ventures, Ltd., Cleveland, 1985-1986.

      Director Project MOVE, Office of Mayor City of Cleveland, 1986-1989. Director development and president's programs Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1989-1997, director special gifts and principal projects, 1997-1998, director development College Arts and Sciences, 1998-2001, assistant dean for development College Arts and Sciences, 2001—2004. Senior development officer Cleveland Museum Art, since 2006.

    Major achievements

    • Certified fund raising executive.


    Trustee, vice president Children's Aid Society, Cleveland, 1989-2004, president, 1997-2004. Trustee, chair development Project: LEARN, Cleveland, 1990-1996. Past trustee, community volunteer Junior League Cleveland, Inc., since 1971.

    Active Volunteer Ohio, 1987-1996. Trustee, executive committee member Applewood Centers Inc., since 2004. Member of Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Association Fundraising Professionals (cert, chair publicity Greater Cleveland chapter 1994-1996).



    Flying, tennis, boating, travel.


    • Married Richard B. Ainsworth Junior, October 30, 1965. Children: Richard B. III, Alison.
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    Born December 30, 1942
    (age 74)
    • 1965
      Wells College
    • 1986
      Case Western Reserve University
    • 1966 - 1968
      Social worker, San Diego County (California) Welfare Department
    • 1968 - 1970
      social worker, Washtenaw County (Michigan) Juvenile Court
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1968 - 1970
      volume coordinator, Washtenaw County (Michigan) Juvenile Court
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      administrative assistant, to president Medical Ventures
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      director, Project MOVE
    • 1989 - 1997
      director, development and president's programs Case Western Reserve University
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 2006
      senior, development officer Cleveland Museum Art
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