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Friday, May 20 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
The Alumni Model for the Opera Field LIMITED

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Education and community programs are expanding the range of people who benefit from and value opera. Past participants who are now adults and parents are important constituents within this broadening base of potential support. What can opera companies glean from higher education’s alumni cultivation model? Find out in this session about cultivating “program graduates” and individuals who are related to primary participants. Whether it is children’s chorus members who are now successful in their professional careers, or parents of your teens, discover the strategies for stewarding these relationships and broadening your base for contributions.

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Gae Whitener

Development Director, 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 offices in the Winspear Opera House, as well as the three-year, $20 million Cultural Renaissance Endowment Fund initiative. | While the company... Read More →

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Ayesha Mayan

Senior Consultant, Ketchum Canada Inc.
Ayesha Mayan recently joined the KCI team with over 15 years’ experience gained while working in a variety of senior roles in post secondary education. She is an advancement strategist who brings expertise in the areas of donor engagement, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, prospect pipeline analysis, and campaign planning and implementation to her role as Senior Consultant. Prior to joining KCI, Ayesha held increasingly senior... Read More →

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