2014 Distinguished Alumna: Education Division

Shirley Pooler Kinsey (MA ‘76) is an educator, philanthropist, co-owner/curator of The Kinsey Collection, and cofounder of the Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation for the Arts and Education. She is a member of the Long Beach Alumnae Chapter of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

In 2013 Kinsey was inducted into the African American video oral history archive, The HistoryMakers, for her role in curating her extensive collection of African American art. Kinsey and her husband have raised over $22 million for educational and charitable causes aligned with their values.

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