Ms. Tillinghast has been active in the Arts Cuncil for many years. First, representing Kodak, since the company supported many arts and cultural entities in the area as part of their community affairs efforts (RPO, MAG, Strong Museum, RMSC, Eastman Theater, Eastman House, Writers and Books, Genesee Country Museum, Garth Fagan, GEVA, among others). Continuing later on because she supports and enjoy the arts and cultural life in the area.
“My Mother was an accomplished painter and writer. Although she was a math professor who always thought very logically, the ‘other side of her brain’ was also strong enough to allow her to be very creative. My dad, a lawyer by training and a law professor, was an amateur pianist and harmonica player who also was in love with opera. Arts and cultural appreciation was very important to them and they instilled that love in my sister and I.”