Nicole Allen White

Nicole Allen White is the Director of Government Affairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Prior to joining the Art Museum she served as the Director of Policy & Community Engagement at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and spearheaded the campaigns to restore and maintain funding for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Nicole chairs the Gen250 Committee of USA250, which engages young people in the planning of 2026 and enlists the leaders of tomorrow who will be central to the partnerships and implementation of America’s 250th initiative. She serves on multiple boards and young friends groups but her true passion is finding ways to increase civic and political engagement among millennials in Philadelphia. After noticing a lack of opportunity for young professionals to take part in the political discussions during PA Society, Nicole and her husband, Kellan White, founded the Pattison Leader Ball and named the event after the two youngest governors in Pennsylvania. All proceeds for the Ball, which is held in Philadelphia concurrently to the PA Society Dinner, are donated to a nonprofit organization that is founded by a millennial. The Pattison Leader Group now hosts several events throughout the year that engage millennials in the political process. Nicole is a graduate of Springside School for Girls. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications at The George Washington University where she graduated magna cum laude and with Special Honors in her major. Nicole received her J.D. from the Drexel University School of Law. She graduated from Drexel magna cum laude and went on to pass the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania bar exams.