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Wednesday, June 20
 

1:00pm

New Works Forum
Limited Capacity filling up

The opera industry continues to identify and support the creators of new works, while also working to address challenges and opportunities associated with producing in the 21st century. The New Works Forum is a series of sessions that offers insight, practical knowledge and networking opportunities for creators and producers of new opera and music-theater works.

Part 1, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Building the 21st Century Canon
This discussion will explore how a work moves beyond its premiere/co-commission into the active repertoire. Producers and publishers will share what it takes – beyond a good story, good music and a good libretto! – to create second and subsequent productions of contemporary American works.

Part 2, 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
American Opera as a New Art Form
The field continues to treat new work as a modern extension of traditional European opera – producing, commissioning and engaging with audiences in generally similar ways. A panel-led discussion explores how contemporary artists and producers are finding new pathways to create work that connects with today’s communities. Concurrent with breakout sessions focusing on Education, Development and PR/Marketing topics.

Part 3, 3:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
The New Works Forum concludes with a reconvening of all attendees to meet the 2018 Opera Grants for Female Composers Discovery grantees, learn about grant opportunities in 2018–2019 and share programming ideas for the January 2019 forum meeting at the National Opera Center in New York City.

There is no additional fee to attend the New Works Forum, and all conference attendees are encouraged to participate.

The New Works Forum is made possible by a generous and deeply appreciated grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Advance registration required. No additional fee.

Speakers
avatar for Jecca Barry

Jecca Barry

Executive Director, Beth Morrison Projects
Jecca joined Beth Morrison Projects in 2013 as General Manager and currently serves as Executive Director. In addition, in 2017 she was named a Co-Director of the PROTOTYPE Festival. Jecca began her career as a performer of avant-garde flute music, before transitioning into finance... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Clayton

Douglas Clayton

General Director, Chicago Opera Theater
avatar for Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

Composer
Opera News has called Anthony Davis, “A National Treasure,” for his pioneering work in opera. He has been on the cutting edge of improvised music and Jazz for over four decades as a collaborator with Wadada Leo Smith, James Newton, and with his own ensemble Episteme. Anthony Davis... Read More →
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David Devan

General Director and President, Opera Philadelphia
David B. Devan joined Opera Philadelphia in January 2006 and was appointed General Director of the company in 2011. Since his arrival, David has worked closely with board and administration on strategic planning initiatives and building partnerships within the community and the opera... Read More →
avatar for Zizi Mueller

Zizi Mueller

Creative Consultant, Boosey & Hawkes
Zizi Mueller’s career has spanned both performance and administration, specializing in contemporary music and advocacy of living composers. As a Consultant for both Boosey & Hawkes and UMPC (Ricordi, Salabert, Durand, Eschig and Editio Musica Budapest), among other projects, Zizi... Read More →

Sponsors
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Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →
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SD&A Teleservices

Sponsor: Marketing/PR Network
Committed to making the world a better place, SD&A works exclusively with nonprofit organizations to help them raise money for a wide variety of worthy causes. This is our sole mission, and we've been doing it successfully for 35 years. Known for our flexible approach to campaign... Read More →
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum
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Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Ballroom A/B, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

2:00pm

New Works Forum Breakout Session - Making the Case for New Work
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The decision to commission or produce a new work can have significant implications for fundraising. New work is expensive, and ticket income covers only a portion of the exceptional costs. The development staff has to convince individual donors and institutional funders to invest in the entire creative process from commission, through rehearsals to opening night. But how? Nicole Ambos Freber of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis will lead a panel discussion with members of the St. Louis funding community about why they choose to fund works in the company’s New Works, Bold Voices series.

This session is one of several breakout sessions held concurrently during the New Works Forum.

The New Works Forum is made possible by a generous and deeply appreciated grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Advance registration required. No additional fee.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Ambos Freber

Nicole Ambos Freber

Director of Development, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Speakers
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Lelia Farr

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Mrs. Lelia J Farr retired from Price Waterhouse as a Managing Director, Management Consulting Services who, after rising to head the St. Louis consulting practice, started the Price Waterhouse management consulting services practice in their Cleveland office.  She holds a B.A. in... Read More →
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Christy Gray

Executive Director, Whitaker Foundation
Christy Gray is the Executive Director of the Whitaker Foundation in St. Louis.  Before joining Whitaker she worked as allocation staff at three other grantmaking organizations.  She moved initially to St. Louis as a CORO Fellow in Public Affairs.  In addition to her work at the... Read More →
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Sally S. Levy

Board Member, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Sally S. Levy is a founding board member of Opera Theatre of St. Louis (OTSL).Over many years, Sally and her family have made a critical impact on the company. With her lead support, OTSL opened the Sally S. Levy Opera Center, providing space for administrative, rehearsal and community... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum


Wednesday June 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012
 
Thursday, June 21
 

11:00am

Reinventing the Event
Limited Capacity filling up

Many communities are tired of annual galas and are ready to try something new. Turn to your colleagues in this round-robin presentation of innovative ideas that promise to reinvigorate your special events, inspire new approaches and help you realign your events with your fundraising and cultivation goals, as well as the overall company brand.

Moderators
avatar for Dan Cooperman

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 →

Thursday June 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Regency Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

1:00pm

Beyond the Numbers, Engaging Your Patrons Through Patron Journeys
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Most organizations focus on the financial reporting contained in their P&L and balance sheet when it comes to measuring growth in earned and contributed income. However, by understanding how and why patrons engage, a company can curate the patron journey, increase patron engagement and turn patrons into brand ambassadors. Participants will work together to develop a framework for designing patron journey models.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Patterson

Kevin Patterson

Senior Account Executive, PatronManager
I’ve been fortunate to contribute to the success of performing arts organizations on the national and regional levels as a producer, arts administrator, and executive director. Now as part of PatronManager, I get to serve as a guide to organizations that are striving to grow by... Read More →

Sponsors
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PatronManager

Refreshment Sponsor
PatronManager’s mission is to revolutionize the ticketing industry by providing arts, culture, and live entertainment organizations with integrated world-class customer relationship management, box office ticketing, fundraising, and marketing solutions, built entirely on the world’s... Read More →



Thursday June 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Regency Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

2:00pm

Roundtable: Development
These network-specific sessions are the place for open, frank dialogue that addresses the issues facing particular disciplines within the field of opera.

Thursday June 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Regency Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Area of Focus DEV
  • Limited Access Open to Professional Company Member (PCM) staff

3:30pm

The Art of Asking
Asking for money is an art form of its own, one that any fundraiser must practice and master. But the actual “ask” is only part of the process. In this nuts-and-bolts session, learn the concrete steps that go into a successful donor meeting, from scheduling the meeting and preparing your approach, to conducting your visit and following up.

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Robertson

Gregory Robertson

Chief Advancement Officer, Houston Grand Opera
A Houston native and alumnus of the University of Houston, Greg Robertson is the Chief Advancement Officer of Houston Grand Opera (HGO).  Greg along with Managing Director Perryn Leech and Artistic & Music Director Patrick Summers comprise the executive leadership team of HGO.HGO... Read More →


Thursday June 21, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Regency Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Area of Focus DEV
 
Friday, June 22
 

9:00am

Comprehensive Campaigns
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Whether you’re commissioning a new work, building a new theater, establishing an endowment or wrapping up your fiscal year, you’re probably thinking in terms of fundraising campaigns. But what makes one campaign more successful than another, and when should you combine goals under a single initiative? This session will provide an introduction to campaign structures followed by breakout discussions by company size.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Howe

Ellen Howe

Managing Director, The Rome Group
Ellen Howe has spent the majority of her career working in the nonprofit sector.  Prior to joining The Rome Group nine years ago, she served as the Senior Vice President of Association Advancement at the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, where she also held a number of other positions... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley

Chief Development Officer, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Nationally recognized fundraising professional, Elizabeth Hurley, serves as the Chief Development Officer for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Hurley recently joined Lyric in March of 2018 already having a prestigious career of more than 30 years of experience in arts administration with a... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Holmes, MSW

Ashley Holmes, MSW

Senior Consultant, The Rome Group
Ashley Holmes, MSW, has spent the last ten years working in fund development, including managing annual and capital campaigns.  During the past three years with the Rome Group she has helped clients raise more than $25 million dollars, serving as Interim Development Director at organizations... Read More →
avatar for Sneja Tomassian

Sneja Tomassian

Chief Advancement Officer, Mrs.


Friday June 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Sterling 3. 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

9:00am

Implication of Tax Code Revisions
With the passage of time, a clearer understanding of the new IRS tax rules governing deductions, caps and other provisions is emerging. In this session, we will learn about the potential impact of US tax reform on donors and their giving as well as on working arts professionals and the expenses they incur in the course of their work.

Speakers
avatar for Susan W. Jones, J.D, CFP

Susan W. Jones, J.D, CFP

Partner, BKD
Susan is the St. Louis leader for BKD’s Private Client Services (PCS) tax team and a leader of BKD Family Office (BKDFO).  Susan provides sophisticated income, gift and estate tax compliance, consulting and planning services to individuals, families, fiduciaries, private foundations... Read More →
avatar for Jeremiah  Marks

Jeremiah Marks

Chief Financial Officer, Opera Philadelphia
Jeremiah Marks has been with Opera Philadelphia as Chief Financial Officer since 2015. A veteran in the nonprofit industry, Jeremiah is a frequent speaker at the OPERA America Leadership intensive and at performing arts conferences across the country. Prior to Opera Philadelphia... Read More →
avatar for Marc A. Scorca

Marc A. Scorca

President/CEO, OPERA AMERICA
Marc A. Scorca joined OPERA America in 1990 as president and CEO. Under his leadership, the OPERA America membership has grown from 120 opera companies to nearly 2,500 organizations and individuals. The organization has also administered two landmark funding initiatives in support... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

Sponsor: Trustee Network
Margaret Genovese and Dory Vanderhoof are management consultants in the arts with an unparalleled record of success in assisting their clients in executive search, effective organizational planning, capital campaign, successful facility development and dramatic improvement to contributed... Read More →
avatar for Schuler Shook

Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →


Friday June 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Regency Ballroom F, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63102

10:30am

Meeting Audience Expectations
Limited Capacity seats available

Recent research shows that today’s arts audiences are seeking more than just a performance, and it confirms that opera companies are competing against a much larger range of activities than ever before for audience attention — important factors when working to increase customer loyalty and frequency of attendance. Leading experts will present their research findings as a prelude to an informative discussion about ways companies are responding to new audience expectations.

Moderators
avatar for Tim Powers

Tim Powers

Director of Sales and Marketing, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
Tim Powers “stumbled” into hospitality and, for that matter, Four Seasons, which recruited him from the University of Hawaii where he was studying travel industry management on a golf scholarship he earned while on the American Junior Golf Tour. But for one 14-month break to glean... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Annie Burridge

Annie Burridge

General Director & CEO, Austin Opera
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David Devan

General Director and President, Opera Philadelphia
David B. Devan joined Opera Philadelphia in January 2006 and was appointed General Director of the company in 2011. Since his arrival, David has worked closely with board and administration on strategic planning initiatives and building partnerships within the community and the opera... Read More →
avatar for Sunil Iyengar

Sunil Iyengar

Director, Office of Research and Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts
Sunil Iyengar directs the Office of Research & Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts. Since his arrival at the NEA in June 2006, the office has produced more than 25 research publications, hosted several research events and webinars, twice updated the NEA's five-year strategic... Read More →
avatar for Marc A. Scorca

Marc A. Scorca

President/CEO, OPERA AMERICA
Marc A. Scorca joined OPERA America in 1990 as president and CEO. Under his leadership, the OPERA America membership has grown from 120 opera companies to nearly 2,500 organizations and individuals. The organization has also administered two landmark funding initiatives in support... Read More →
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Christine Yoon

Senior Program Officer, The Wallace Foundation
Christine Yoon is a senior program officer of the Arts at the Wallace Foundation. In this role, Christine helped launch the $52 million Building Audiences for Sustainability Initiative, supporting nonprofit performing arts organizations across the U.S. Christine also supports Wallace’s... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Schuler Shook

Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →
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SD&A Teleservices

Sponsor: Marketing/PR Network
Committed to making the world a better place, SD&A works exclusively with nonprofit organizations to help them raise money for a wide variety of worthy causes. This is our sole mission, and we've been doing it successfully for 35 years. Known for our flexible approach to campaign... Read More →
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The Wallace Foundation

Sponsor: Audience Research sessions
Based in New York City, The Wallace Foundation is an independent national philanthropy dedicated to fostering improvements in learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone. It seeks to catalyze broad impact by supporting the development... Read More →
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Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Friday June 22, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Regency Ballroom C/D, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012

3:30pm

Program Evaluations for Grants
No grant application is complete without a statement about metrics. For some funders, a measure of attendance will suffice; others ask for complex logic models. At either extreme, responsible evaluation should demonstrate the impact of the program to funders and help the company learn from its successes and mistakes. In this session, hear from various foundation and corporate representatives about what they value in program evaluation and how they coach their grantees to learn from the same metrics.

Moderators
avatar for Diana Konopka

Diana Konopka

Institutional Gifts Director, Minnesota Opera
Diana Konopka currently serves as the Institutional and Major Gifts Director for Minnesota Opera where responsibilities include oversight of all foundation, corporate and government giving and reporting. Previously she served as the Managing Director for Clubbed Thumb, an award-winning... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Hoelzer

Jenny Hoelzer

Vice President, Manager of Community Relations & Special Events, Grants Manager, Charitable Foundations, William T. Kemper Foundation, Commerce Bank
Jenny is Vice President of Community Relations for Commerce Bank.  She guides sponsorship support for charitable organizations, manages the placement of bank officers on community boards and facilitates employee volunteerism efforts.  Jenny also serves as grants manager for the... Read More →
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Michelle Insco

Program Officer, US Programs, Monsanto Fund
Michelle Insco is the Program Officer for the Monsanto Fund, with responsibility for all United States giving programs. She joined Monsanto in 2011 through the acquisition of Divergence, Inc. where she served as an officer of the company and led business operations for ten years... Read More →
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Sarah Lutman

Principal, 8 Bridges Workshop
Sarah Lutman founded Lutman & Associates, now 8 Bridges Workshop, in March 2012. Since then she has pursued a wide variety of projects with clients in cultural, public media, and philanthropic organizations. Her experience as an entrepreneur and innovator is well-documented in projects... Read More →


Friday June 22, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sterling 3. 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Area of Focus DEV
 
Saturday, June 23
 

11:00am

Don't Start, Stop!
Discussion about improving diversity inevitably begins with ideas for new efforts, but many established company practices reinforce barriers that inhibit progress and counteract new initiatives. In this session, participants will be invited to reflect on the actions and activities that should be stopped in order to make newcomers feel more welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Marc A. Scorca

Marc A. Scorca

President/CEO, OPERA AMERICA
Marc A. Scorca joined OPERA America in 1990 as president and CEO. Under his leadership, the OPERA America membership has grown from 120 opera companies to nearly 2,500 organizations and individuals. The organization has also administered two landmark funding initiatives in support... Read More →

Sponsors
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Fisher Dachs Associates

Sponsor: Equity Theme, Fisher Dachs Associates
Fisher Dachs Associates is dedicated to creating performing arts spaces that work brilliantly for all constituents; the artists, the audience, management and staff. Our expertise is in planning and designing intimate, dynamic, technically superb and highly functional theatres, opera... Read More →
avatar for Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

Sponsor: Trustee Network
Margaret Genovese and Dory Vanderhoof are management consultants in the arts with an unparalleled record of success in assisting their clients in executive search, effective organizational planning, capital campaign, successful facility development and dramatic improvement to contributed... Read More →
avatar for Schuler Shook

Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →
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SD&A Teleservices

Sponsor: Marketing/PR Network
Committed to making the world a better place, SD&A works exclusively with nonprofit organizations to help them raise money for a wide variety of worthy causes. This is our sole mission, and we've been doing it successfully for 35 years. Known for our flexible approach to campaign... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Regency Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

11:00am

Patron Experience: Managing the Crossover Zone
The lifetime trajectory of an audience member can cross multiple departments: community engagement, marketing, box office and development. The pressure to achieve departmental revenue goals, however, often means that marketing and development department staff lose sight of larger objectives of creating a unified patron experience. In this session panelists share how they are working to align their companies’ marketing and fundraising strategies to the benefit of their bottom lines and patron relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Dixon

Susan Dixon

Marketing, Portland
avatar for Richard Russell

Richard Russell

Executive Director, Sarasota Opera
Richard Russell is Executive Director of Sarasota Opera. A former singer, he performed with the company for four seasons beginning in 1989 as an apprentice artist, studio artist, and principal. After transitioning out of professional performing he joined Citigroup’s Emerging Markets... Read More →
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David Walker

Managing Director, Palm Beach Opera
Responsible for all company contributed and earned income goals, as well as all expenses used to achieve them; Oversee Fundraising, Marketing, Box Office, and Education & Community Engagement departments; Design, implement, and manage company marketing, promotion, and fundraising... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Schuler Shook

Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →
avatar for SD&ampA Teleservices

SD&A Teleservices

Sponsor: Marketing/PR Network
Committed to making the world a better place, SD&A works exclusively with nonprofit organizations to help them raise money for a wide variety of worthy causes. This is our sole mission, and we've been doing it successfully for 35 years. Known for our flexible approach to campaign... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Regency Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

1:15pm

Roundtable: Development
These network-specific sessions are the place for open, frank dialogue that addresses the issues facing particular disciplines within the field of opera.

Saturday June 23, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Sterling 2, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Area of Focus DEV
  • Limited Access Open to Professional Company Member (PCM) staff

2:45pm

Recruiting, Training and Retaining Development Officers
Limited Capacity filling up

Finding talented fundraisers is no easy feat and holding onto them can be even harder. In this session, start to think more creatively about what kind of fundraiser you actually need, where to find candidates with the skills you want and how to cultivate them into successful development officers.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Cooperman

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 →
avatar for Andrew Morgan

Andrew Morgan

Director of Development, San Francisco Opera
Andrew Morgan has served in various roles in San Francisco Opera’s development team since 2008, including multiple giving officer positions as well as Director of Individual and Leadership Giving. In his current position as Deputy Director of Development, Andrew oversees a team... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Robertson

Gregory Robertson

Chief Advancement Officer, Houston Grand Opera
A Houston native and alumnus of the University of Houston, Greg Robertson is the Chief Advancement Officer of Houston Grand Opera (HGO).  Greg along with Managing Director Perryn Leech and Artistic & Music Director Patrick Summers comprise the executive leadership team of HGO.HGO... Read More →
avatar for Linda Schulte

Linda Schulte

Director of Development, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
Linda Schulte joined Shakespeare Festival St. Louis in 2015 as Director of Development. A native of St. Louis, Schulte’s fundraising and management experience includes four years in Development and Communications roles at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Most recently, she served as... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sterling 6, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102