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Corporate Sponsorship and Special Events,
The Public Theater
New York, NY – March 2004 – September 2005
Responsible for the
planning and execution of all Public Theater events as well as maintenance of
corporate sponsor relationships.
with development team to implement successful annual outdoor gala dinner in
Central Park - $1.5 million raised in 2005. Managed event budgets, developed
timeline, produced all printed materials, liaisoned with consultant team,
supervised event staff, volunteers and security. Oversaw vendor
relationships, pledge collection and production of acknowledgment letters.
Managed all aspects of six to eight Opening Night celebrations per year
including development of budgets, production of invitations, catering and
facility procurement, acquisition of liquor sponsorships, coordination of
invitation and guest lists.
Oversaw donor cultivation parties, celebration events, board meetings and
donor recognition events.
Orchestrated “Delacorte Investor” program. Solicited corporations and law
firms to sponsor Shakespeare in the Park performances. Managed sponsor
pre-performance dinner events.
Partnered with major financial institution to produce annual “Leadership
Day” in conjunction with Shakespeare in the Park. Hosted 1300 school
children at outdoor Delacorte Theater for summer event featuring Shakespeare
in the Park performances, panel discussion and educational games.
Coordinated corporate sponsor solicitation efforts. Managed sponsor
research, outreach and development of corporate benefit packages. Ensured
that organization remained compliant with all corporate sponsorship
Manager, Events and
Technology, Arts & Business
New York, NY – September 1996 – March 2004
Served dual role as
the Council’s Major Events Planner and the Management Information Systems
Annual Encore Awards Luncheon, Event
Manager – managed all aspects of respected community luncheon for 400 attendees.
Created event budget and income
Collaborated with CEO on developing
event fundraising strategies. Played key role in preparing, disseminating
and following up on corporate sponsorship requests.
Generated copy for all print materials.
Oversaw design and mailing.
Managed award nomination procedure.
Assembled jury and manage selection and
Secured facility/catering, technical
and support personnel.
Secured entertainment, presenters and
event and speaker protocols, prepped event staff and volunteers.
Supervised event and awards
Provided comprehensive budget reports
evaluating the successes and challenges of the event.
MetLife Foundation Forum
Series, Producer – Managed successful local arts issue forum series.
Managed all aspects of each event,
including: budgeting, scheduling, printing, facility procurement, panelist
briefing, public relations and marketing.
Developed forum topics and identify
Served as primary staff liaison to the
Worked with media outlets to bring
forums to cable television.
Foundation Forums, National Coordinator – Oversee National forum series in nine
cities via Council’s National Affiliate Network.
structure and secured grant to replicate New York series in additional
Produced marketing and public relations
Worked with affiliate organizations to
ensure consistency and quality of events.
Oversaw affiliates to ensure that forum
series meets sponsor public relations objectives.
Acquired necessary data from affiliate
organizations for funder reports.
Designed and maintained interactive web
page featuring forum summaries.
Created, edited and published national
annual report and monograph.
Annual Gala Dinner, Staff
Created event structure and oversee all
aspects of entertainment production.
Supervised event staff. Oversaw all
Oversaw vendor relationships including
design and printing.
Managed glass artists engaged to
commission original awards.
Directed videographer in the production
of short film celebrating gala honoree.
Acquired “gift bag” items, raffle
prizes and ticket giveaways.
Maintained organization’s computer
network and systems.
Created and maintained website.
Served as database manager.
Public Relations Management Assistant,
Pittsburgh, PA -
September 1995 - August 1996
Served as Public
Service Coordinator. Organized and conducted listener contests and promotions.
Marketed two original radio series, “Everyday Science” and “Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra”. Assisted in the implementation of special events such as live feeds
and pledge drives. Constructed new marketing database. Assisted in creation WQED
FM World Wide Web site.
HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Quark Express, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft FrontPage, Raiser’s Edge, GiftMaker Pro
University, Pittsburgh, PA
H. John Heinz III
School of Public Policy & Management / College of Fine Arts
Master of Arts Management, May 1996
W.W. Cooper Merit Scholarship
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Bachelor of Science, May 1992
New York State Council on the Arts
– Presenting Program Web Initiative – Panelist – March 2001 – 2004
– “f–stop Makor” – displayed original photography in annual show – March – April
Alliance for the Arts
– Cultural Alliance Database – Partners Advisory Team – August 2001 – March
160 Lincoln Place Owners Corporation
– Board of Directors – Brooklyn, NY – May 2000 – Present
Arts Alliance E-Institute for Leadership
– Joint program of The Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations and Cornell
University – January – June 2001
New York Foundation for the Arts
Circuits Conference – Speaker – May 1998