Bruce Bekker began his career as a musician and instrument maker and has served as an arts leader and nonprofit administrator for much of his life. For over thirty years he co-directed the chamber ensemble Philomel Baroque. He has also led development at cultural institutions and at educational organizations serving inner-city students and families. He currently directs development at the Community Arts Center in suburban Philadelphia. Bruce is an avid gardener, reader, hiker, concert-goer, and a believer in the transformative potential of communities.