Jane Kulow is director of the Virginia Center for the Book and program director for the Virginia Festival of the Book. She joined Virginia Humanities in 2012 as assistant to the president. An advocate for reading, books, and libraries, Kulow served on the City-Wide Board of the Friends of the Boston Public Library; developed the Build Crozet Library grass-roots organization, providing a channel for community support in the long-time effort to build a new Crozet/Western Albemarle Library; was a member of the Build Crozet Library fundraising committee, which raised more than $1 million to stock and furnish the library; and currently serves on the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Board. Kulow earned a BA in English from Illinois College and an MA in communication studies from Emerson College.