Author, Inspiring Generosity (Wisdom, 2014) and Inspiring Courage (Wisdom, 2017)
PO Box 584 Phone: 413-274-1144
Housatonic, MA 01236 Fax: 413-274-1311
Consultant to Nonprofit Boards and Executive Management (2009 – present)
Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health (2006-2009)
Paved the way with board and CEO for the next chapter in the evolution of this country’s largest ($29 million annual budget, 400 employees) center for yoga and health – doubled the board, initiated strategic planning, doubled the donor base, established a new Development operation and created an effective group of major donors to fund the future.
2005-2006 Private fundraising and management consulting for nonprofits.
Vice President for External Relations
Bennington College, Bennington, VT. (2003-2005)
Initiated and oversaw planning and implementation for all fundraising, communications and public relations activities in the highly successful early phase of the College’s first major capital campaign of $100 million
2000-2003 Ill-advised foray into early retirement.
Fundraising and management consulting for nonprofits.
New York City (1992-2000)
Oversaw major fundraising and board expansion projects for nonprofits in the areas of arts and culture in New York City.
Deputy Director for External Affairs
The Museum of the City of New York (1990-1993)
Oversaw the departments of Development, Public Affairs, Membership, Retail Marketing and Special Events. Doubled annual fundraising, liaison to City Hall, initiated international programs.
The Asia Society, New York City (1988-1990)
Acting Curator; Development Specialist for Cultural Programs.
Curated three major exhibitions. Responsible for all fund raising activities for programs in the visual and performing arts.
Bonner & Company, Conservation Services Fine and Decorative Arts (1982-1985)
Founded agency to provide collectors and arts institutions with the highest quality art conservation services.
Director, The Cathedral Museum
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City (1980-1982)
Established the Cathedral’s first museum and catalogued its extensive old master painting collection.
Spencer A. Samuels & Company, Ltd. (1975-1980)
Researched and authenticated old master paintings for private collections and museums.
The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Barre, MA (Retired, Board Chair)
Railroad Street Youth Project
Great Barrington, MA
Berkshire Visitors’ Bureau
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA
Vice-Chair. This $9M. project transformed a 1905 vaudeville house (turned rundown movie theatre) into the jewel of year round performing arts institutions in the region.
Chair, Steering Committee, $100 M Capital Campaign Chair, Growth and Resources committee
Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA
Chair, Development Committee Chair, Steering Committee, Capital Campaign
Women in Development, New York, President
Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation, Trustee
The Interlaken School of Art, Trustee, Founding Board
The Berkshire Museum, Corporator
The Dance Collection, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (committee)
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, South County Fund, Committee Member
The Denise Kaley Fund for Berkshire County Women with Cancer, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Fund Advisor and Co-founder
“Women Leaders of the Berkshires,” Berkshire South Community Center
“Generosity,” Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, December 2009
Keynote Speaker, “Generosity,” Monument Valley School, June 2010
“How to Build an Effective Board,” Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, June 2011
1988 MFA Arts Administration, Columbia University
Thesis Topic: “Museum Directorship – A Changing Profession: Perspectives of 28 Museum Directors in New York City”
1973 MA Art History
Thesis Topic: “Georges de La Tour: Contributions to his Development and Style”
1969 BA Wells College, Major: French and Italian