Jan and Robert Dilenschneider
This year we honor Jan and Robert Dilenschneider for creating a Silvermine Legacy - The International Fulbright Scholar Residency. The residency fosters creative and professional growth for emerging artists by providing an immersive environment on Silvermine’s campus with access to instructors in a wide range of mediums. These Fulbright scholars herald globally and contribute to art’s impact in creating a more connected world.
Jan painted from childhood. Her art is vibrant, expressionistic and reflects her love of nature. Jan studied art at Ohio State University, The National Academy of Design, North Shore Art League in Illinois, and Silvermine. Jan is a member of the Silvermine Guild and has exhibited her work extensively in U.S. and Paris and is owned in numerous prominent collections.
Robert is the founder and CEO of The Dilenschneider Group a major public relations firm providing advice to Fortune 500 companies and leaders around the world. Bob is called the “Dean of American Public Relations Executives” and has authored 14 books and lectures before professional organizations and colleges. Bob is frequently called by media for insight and commentary.
Philanthropy and service are at the core of Jan’s and Bob’s lives together. Jan serves on several boards including Connecticut Arts Council and Connecticut Art Foundation. Bob serves on New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center; College of Business Administration at Notre Dame and formerly the American Red Cross. Bob joined the Board of the Institute of International Education (IIE, Fulbright Scholarship) in 1989. Through IIE, Jan established the "Scholar Rescue Award in the Arts,” rescuing artists from countries in turmoil. Now through the IIE, Bob and Jan have founded Silvermine’s Fulbright Residency. Together they are positive change makers through philanthropy, service, and art.