Press Release

Cameron J. Anderson Joins The Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation As Associate Director

November 1, 2018

The Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation is pleased to welcome Cameron J. Anderson as Associate Director. The Foundation—which serves 30,000 guests per semester—formally launched its work in January 2015. Given the organization’s myriad opportunities to deepen and broaden its reach, we believe Cam’s relational strength, vision for the university, passion to see God’s people to flourish, and life-time of non-profit leadership uniquely qualify him to join us at this stage of our growth.

The Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation serves the University of Wisconsin and Madison communities by curating experiences of Christian thinking, being, and doing for personal and societal transformation. Through our Upper House and Dottie’s Ranch facilities, we invite people, faith, values, ideas, and the arts to gather in dynamic settings that foster vocational, intellectual, and cultural formation. As associate director, Cam will advance the Foundation’s overarching goals of Christian education and vocational and intellectual formation.

Just recently, Cam completed a ten-year term as the Executive Director of CIVA|Christians in the Visual Arts. Prior to that, he served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for thirty years—including an eight-year term as the National Director of InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries. Now entering what he describes as “a third season of vocation,” Cam’s day-to-day responsibilities will include mentoring, strategic planning, communications, research, the further development of relationships with key campus and community partners, and a range of executive office responsibilities. Looking forward, he observes:

“Since its inception, I’ve been a cheerleader for Upper House and the staff who serve its mission. Now it is my considerable privilege to join the team, offering my curiosity, creativity, and experience to advance this important work at the heart of UW-Madison.”

A senior leader, Cam’s long list of accomplishments include conference director, writer, lecturer, and visual artist. In 2016, his book, The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts, was published by IVP Academic as a volume in their prestigious series Studies in Theology and the Arts. Anderson holds a B.F.A in Painting and Drawing from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and has completed post-graduate coursework in Art History and Aesthetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is married to Cynthia (C.K.) Anderson. The Anderson’s have two adult children, two grandchildren, and a cocker spaniel named Seamus. They have resided in Madison, Wisconsin since 1986.

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