Fundraising

Simon Estes Foundation

  • Developed and managed concert tour generating $700,000 in revenues
  • Awarded over $225,000 in scholarships to 206 students from 54 different Iowa counties
  • Secured concert tour corporate sponsorship
  • Provided fundraising and planning counsel to community presenters
  • Produced Iowa Students Care Christmas Concert for Eliminate Malaria Campaign featuring a choir of 1,100 Iowa high school students and raising $100,000.

StageWest Theater Company

  • Developed Annual Fund Campaign
  • Established major donor recognition group
  • Increased contributed revenues 79% over a two year period
  • Wrote Development Plan

Knoxville Performing Arts Center

  • Developed rationale for show and event sponsorships and Sustaining Fund for individual giving for Performing Arts Series

EE Warren Opera House Association – Warren Cultural Center

  • Wrote Development Plan to generate annual support for programming initiatives

Des Moines Symphony Association – Interim Assignment

  • Developed rationale for endowment campaign
  • Recommended distribution formula for endowment to minimize year to year volatility in distribution amount

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

  • Increased number of contributors by 77% and revenues from contributions by 10%

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

  • Led development efforts to consecutive record setting years with annual fund raising activities exceeding $2 million for the first time in orchestra’s history
  • Secured multi-year commitments from area corporations ranging from $112,000 to $210,000 for summer concert series and community engagement programs that developed new audiences in the Latino and African-American communities

Iowa State University – Iowa State Center

  • Established individual contributor and corporate sponsorship programs for performing arts series with fourth year results generating $100,000 annually
  • Developed strategies, planned and wrote proposal for $1 million gift solicitation resulting in the establishment of the Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute

Des Moines Symphony

  • Directed Board of Directors and volunteers in annual fund raising efforts that included individual and business support, corporate sponsorships, and local, state and federal grants, increasing annual contributions from $300,000 to $500,000 and the number of contributors from 400 to 800
  • Coordinated volunteers and directly solicited endowment contributions, increasing endowment funds from $35,000 to $600,000, securing $90,000 in project financing for the first commercial recording and raising $30,000 for the commission of four new works premiered by the symphony