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Saturday, May 9 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Running on Volunteer Power

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Stitchers, woodworkers, ushers, docents — volunteers are offering their service to opera in myriad ways beyond fundraising. Learn how companies are effectively tapping into volunteers’ passions, talents and expertise to move the field forward. Hear from robust volunteer programs about how they cultivate, foster and inspire volunteers of all ages.


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Laura Lee Everett

Chief Programs Officer, OPERA America
The Chief Programs Officer for OPERA America, Laura Lee Everett has more than two decades of experience in opera production management, collaborating with some of the most renowned artists in contemporary opera. She has produced the Opera America Songbook (50 commissioned songs for... Read More →


Brooks Boeke

Manager, Friends of the Kennedy Center, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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Marsha LeBoeuf

Costume Director, Washington National Opera
Marsha M. LeBoeuf has over 35 years of experience in costume design and management, and has been the costume director for Washington National Opera since 1988. In addition to her work at WNO, Marsha is a lecturer at University of Maryland Opera Studio, and has been a has been a guest... Read More →
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David Mead

Volunteer, Washington National Opera
Growing up in Prairie Village, Kansas (but a few miles from where Joyce DiDonato grew up), I listened to my mother sing in the church choir and was glued to the radio on Saturday afternoon listening to the Texaco Metropolitan Opera broadcasts.  My day job was as a lawyer at the World... Read More →
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Christopher Tombrello

Vice President / Volunteer, Opera Omaha Craftsman's Guild
I am actively engaged in the management of my opera guild and also volunteer in humble capacities within same. I have a professional background in both adult education and advanced equities trading in the brokerage industry. I am currently semi-retired and have ample time to support... Read More →

Saturday May 9, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Salon D - Washington Marriott 1221 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

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