Irwin Jaeger


Throughout his successful 40-year career in business management and commercial real estate development, Irv Jaeger has been committed to making a difference. Irv's visionary approach to problem-solving in the business world — his work with a major retail client has been documented by Harvard Graduate School of Business for use as a case study — was put to use in the nonprofit world when he co-founded Inner-City Arts with artist Bob Bates. More than two decades after Irv and Bob's chance meeting as volunteers at a downtown elementary school, the organization they started in 1989 has made a difference in the lives of more than 150,000 at-risk children. Irv graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, where he was awarded several honors for academic and leadership achievement, and received an MBA from New York University. A life-long learner, Irv is an enthusiastic participant in undergraduate and graduate classes at UCLA.