The Manjushri Project

The Manjushri Project supports art that will influence the social and political landscape in America.  Our members have backgrounds in finance, design, law, counseling, creative writing and film production, and a common desire to create and promote thought-provoking public art.




Caroline Kert - Development Director

Caroline Kert joined The Manjushri Project as Director of Development in November, 2008. She plans and implements the fundraising strategy, as well as oversees PR efforts, for the organization. Previous to joining the Manjushri Project, she served as a Program Attorney for CLE International, a national provider of continuing legal and professional education courses, for six years.  There, she planned and organized 30 to 40 two-day conferences,  and oversaw over 600 volunteers  per year. She also implemented office policy and procedure, oversaw training of support staff and strategized with management on human resources matters. Ms. Kert also has experience as an entrepreneur, having successfully run a professional organizing business, and as a litigator. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Apogaea, a nonprofit arts organization, and The Phoenix Asylum, an arts co-op organization. She has served on numerous additional boards for nonprofit organizations throughout her career.


Tom Loughlin - Artist

Tom Loughlin has been a photographer since his father entrusted him with a Kodak Instamatic camera at age four. He began using digital cameras three decades later. Tom studied English literature and filmmaking at Dartmouth College, and received a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.





Roxana Alvarez - Creative Director

Roxana Alvarez has been with The Manjushri Project since November 2007. She initially served as a Production Coordinator for pictures of you: Images from Iran.  Since August of 2008, she has taken on the role of Creative Director, where she oversees the creative department and assists in the conception of current and future projects. Previous to joining the Manjushri Project, she served 6 years as a group therapist for inner city youth at Center for Children and Families in NYC.  She studied Psychology and Art at CUNY-Hunter and has a background in design as well as in film and music production.   Ms. Alvarez has been involved with numerous not-for-profits as both an employee and a board member.



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