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Friday, May 20 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Opera companies rely more than ever on thriving major gift programs. Whether you are new to major gift fundraising or want to perfect your swing, learn how to build a successful game plan for prospecting, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding high-level donors. Following a presentation exploring major gift fundraising that supports activities ranging from large-scale productions in the opera house to the ballpark, form small teams with colleagues from similarly sized departments to discuss issues that will let you take the mound with full force.

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Mark Saville

Director of Development, Fort Worth Opera
Mark Saville currently serves as the Director of Development for the Fort Worth Opera, previously holding the positions of Senior Development Consultant and Director of Development for Arizona Opera. During his tenure at Arizona Opera, Saville successfully doubled the organization’s donor base in his first year, implemented the company’s first formal and comprehensive development plan in eight years, and instituted best practices for... Read More →
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Carley M Stuber

Chief Development Officer, Minnesota Opera
Carley M. Stuber, MA, CFRE, is currently Chief Development Director at Minnesota Opera.  Her experience in fundraising and leadership has a breadth of experience ranging from capital and program campaigns, board and committee leadership, events, annual giving and major and planned giving. Most recently, Carley served as VP-Philanthropy at Minnesota Children’s Museum leading a $28 million capital campaign while developing a major and... Read More →

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