I was first recruited by The Asia Society’s president and museum director to assess their renowned visual and performing arts programs. Because of my own museum experience I was also invited to serve as Acting Curator for a term. During this management assessment my double assignment gave me the good fortune to work on three major exhibitions and be sole curator of an exhibition of Buddhist and Hindu art from the remarkable Rockefeller Collection of Asian Art. These experiences led me to become the lead fundraiser for the visual and performing arts programs at the society during the heyday of Japanese fundraising in New York. It was at The Asia Society that I became immersed in the world of international philanthropy and again had the good fortune to work with one of New York’s most distinguished nonprofit boards.