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KATHERINE J. L.
Sparrow Lane, Tijeras, NM
Resource Development Director,
Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
. Managed all aspects of development, including
donor cultivation, foundation, corporate and government grant writing,
corporate sponsorships, Major Gifts program, direct mail appeals, prospect
research, and annual campaign activities. Coordinated marketing
efforts and external communications for the local Habitat affiliate,
as well as major annual fundraiser, a Global Music Sampler educational
outreach event, other special events, and a variety of community outreach
Executive Director, Door
Community Auditorium, Door County, Wisconsin. .
Planned performing arts series of main stage events, outreach events,
gallery exhibits and accompanying educational components. Coordinated
with national booking agents to insure balanced programming representing
a variety of musical and dance genres. Formulated and monitored annual
budget in excess of $,. Spearheaded development initiatives, including
program sponsorships, Auditorium Society donations, annual campaign,
and grant writing activities. Expanded marketing efforts to reach out
to tourists and special interest audiences in addition to local residents.
Coordinated with local school district in providing artsrelated educational
opportunities to area school children. Hired, trained, and reviewed
staff and oversaw facility management and maintenance.
Public Programs Coordinator,
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,
NM. . Planned, coordinated, and publicized
all public events for the museum, including lectures, workshops, art
demonstrations, exhibit openings, music and dance performances, children's
activities, fundraising events, folk festivals and other special events,
field trips, and international tours. Directed all public relations
activities for the museum. Created new marketing strategies to
bring target audiences into the museum. Solicited corporate, foundation,
government and individual donations for museum, organized donor cultivation
events, and performed donor prospect research. Collaborated with
arts groups, community organizations, other museums, and government
and academic units in planning programs.
Development Director, New
Mexico Jazz Workshop, Albuquerque, NM. .
Performed fundraising research to identify major sources of corporate
and foundation support. Contacted local businesses, major corporations,
and individuals to arrange for sponsorships and advertising for all
New Mexico Jazz Workshop events. Wrote grant proposals, fundraising
letters and assisted with planning of fundraising events on behalf of
Bicentennial Diamond Jubilee Committee, Mayor's Office, City of Albuquerque,
Albuquerque, NM. . Coordinated a variety of activities
in celebration of the th anniversary of statehood and th anniversary
of the U.S. Constitution. Planned and publicized a full calendar of
major events, festivals, concert series, film series, fundraising dinners,
lectures, workshops, conferences, and classes. Arranged for corporate
sponsors for all events, and engaged in other fundraising activities
which brought in contributions of over $,. Handled all public
relations for the committee. Developed working relationships between
the Mayor's Office and local, state, and national organizations, and
provided support services to those planning events. Wrote press releases,
brochures, programs, reports on activities, speeches, budget proposals,
and fundraising letters.
Fund Raising Researcher/Writer,
Development Office, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. .
Identified prospective donors, including corporations, foundations,
and prominent individuals for $ million development program. Developed
master list of all prospects, donors, and volunteers for automated prospect
management system project. Developed research profiles on key prospects
and donors. Wrote grant proposals, special reports, presentations, and
fundraising letters. Served on the Public Relations Committee of the
Folk Music Archivist, J.D.
Robb Archive of Southwestern Music, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,
NM. . Developed computerized retrieval system for archive
of field recordings of Southwestern folk and ethnic music. Developed
fundraising plan for Archive and planned programs relating to collection.
Performed research and information duties in the Fine Arts Library in
the areas of music, dance, architecture, and the visual arts. Wrote
manual for data retrieval system users.
Summerfest, Scandinavian Club of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM.
and . Planned entertainment, cultural exhibits, and food,
commercial, and folk art booths for the Scandinavian Summerfest, a major
annual folklife festival and fundraising event sponsored by the City
of Albuquerque. Engaged in contract negotiations, arranged for corporate
sponsors, and secured media coverage. Also developed additional Scandinavian
cultural events, including other festivals, lecture series, and dance
and music workshops. Wrote press releases and designed programs and
flyers for all events.
Reference Librarian, Museum
of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM. . Performed research
in the folk arts field in response to information requests coming into
the museum. Prepared extensive bibliographies on folk art subjects,
most notably a lengthy bibliography on Hispanic folk art.
Coordinator, Los Griegos
History Project, Albuquerque, NM. .
Coordinated annual Hispanic folklife festival and fundraising event
which featured exhibits by over artists, continuous entertainment,
food booths, and demonstrations of traditional agrarian skills. Also
coordinated cultural program series, workshops, and community oral history
project. Performed historical research, conducted oral history interviews,
recruited, trained, and supervised large volunteer corps, developed
fundraising strategies, wrote grant proposals, press releases, and brochures,
and engaged in a variety of public relations efforts.
Intern, Archive of Folk Song,
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Summer
. Performed folklore, folksong, and ethnomusicology research
for major national archive. Composed written responses to information
requests, compiled bibliographies, and performed public information
duties. Engaged in special research projects on Pueblo Indian and SwedishAmerican
Regional Librarian, Fish
and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Albuquerque,
NM. . Developed environmental library and information center
serving fourstate region. As chief administrator of the library, prepared
annual budget for acquisitions, devised all processing procedures and
wrote manual documenting them, trained staff, performed online computer
searches, analyzed and compiled data in reports, and acted as library
development consultant for other regional offices.
Graduate Assistant, Country
Music Foundation Library and Media Center, Nashville, TN. .
Performed research and information duties in country, folk, and ethnic
music, and American folk culture. Cataloged recordings and other music
materials and operated audiovisual equipment. Responsible for special
project indexing extensive sheet music collection. Coordinated local
arrangements for national Music Library Association meeting.
Vanderbilt University, George
Peabody College, Nashville, TN. M.L.S. Library and
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,
NM. B.U.S. Music and Cultural Anthropology,
. Also graduate
work towards M.A. in Music, ; graduate work in cultural studies,
George Washington University,
Washington, DC. Undergraduate studies in comparative
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Major Gifts Seminar – Indiana
University School of Fundraising, Adobe Illustrator, Page Maker, Quark
Express, Photoshop, Computer Graphics Basics, Web Page Design, Researching
on the Internet, Exploring FirstSearch, WWW Funding Resources Workshop,
Access, Trade Show Promotions, Creativity in the Workplace, Personal
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology,
Board of Directors, .
Heritage Council of the Albuquerque
Arts Alliance, present.
Albuquerque Folk Festival, planning
Folk Alliance National Conference,
public programs and publicity volunteer, .
Scandinavian Club of Albuquerque,
President, ; VicePres., , .
Association of Fundraising Professionals,
local chapter, present.
New Mexico Arts Division, Panel
Smithsonian Institution, Festival
of American Folklife, Research Associate, .
Keep Albuquerque Beautiful,
Board member, .
Nordic Dancers of Albuquerque,
Coordinator and Instructor, .
Albuquerque Summerfest, Entertainment
Consultant for various events, .
Swedish Fiddlers of Albuquerque,
New Mexico Arts Division, Folk
Arts Program, grant recipient as Master Folk Artist in
Fiddle, $,, and $,, .
Awarded fulltuition scholarship,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN,
Awarded fulltuition four year
scholarship, George Washington University,