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Thursday, May 7 • 11:10am - 12:40pm
(Civic) Impact on Fundraising

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Civic impact activities can extend the reach of opera companies into their communities — but can they also impact the bottom line with new funding? With a focus on Washington D.C. as a case study, as well as varied perspectives from opera, ballet, and the national funding scene, this session will explore how civic impact and community engagement can lead to new relationships with individual and institutional funders.

Moderators
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Dan Cooperman

Director of Development and Membership, OPERA America
Dan Cooperman, director of development and membership, joined OPERA America in 2015. He previously served as director of development for BalletX, a contemporary ballet company in Philadelphia, from 2012-2015, during which time the company's budget grew by 40%.He graduated from Tufts... Read More →

Speakers
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Rose Ann Cleveland

Executive Director, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Rose Ann Cleveland is the Executive Director of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.  She joined the Foundation in August 2005, as Program Officer in the arts and humanities, and served as Acting Interim Executive Director from September 2005 until May 2006. With more than... Read More →
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Septime Webre

Artistic Director, The Washington Ballet
Septime Webre was appointed Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet (TWB) in June 1999 after six years as artistic director of American Repertory Ballet in New Jersey. Much in demand as a choreographer, he has created works that appear in the repertoires of many companies in North... Read More →
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Gae Whitener

Director of Development, The Dallas Opera
With a strong background in communications and marketing, Gae Whitener joined the Dallas Opera in 2004 as Grants Manager and Corporate Associate. Her energies soon moved beyond grant writing to handle special projects including OPERAtion HQ, the campaign to construct TDO’s administrative... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 11:10am - 12:40pm EDT
Salon D - Washington Marriott 1221 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

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