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Kathryn Joyce Joins Scottsdale Cultural Council as Director of Development

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Kathryn Joyce has joined the Scottsdale Cultural Council as its new director of development, the Council announced on Tuesday, June 28. 

Joyce brings a wealth of experience to the job, which she started earlier this June. Her role involves working closely with Cultural Council CEO Neale Perl and the directors of the three arts organizations that the Council oversees: Sara Cochran of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Ally Haynes-Hamblen of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and Donna Isaac of Scottsdale Public Art. Development director duties focus on contributed revenue to the organizations. That includes grants, membership, corporate and planned giving, and fundraising events. 

“We’re pleased to welcome Kathy Joyce to our organization,” Perl says in the prepared statement. “She brings diverse fundraising experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong commitment to education and the visual and performing arts. We look forward to working with her to build greater support for the arts in our community.”

Indeed, Joyce has decades of credentials. She founded Santa Fe, New Mexico, arts and nonprofits consulting practice Philanthropic Resources; worked as director of planned giving and corporate and foundation relations at Middleburg Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California; served as Dallas Museum of Art's director of major gifts and planned giving; was director of development at the University of North Texas; and oversaw parent giving at Vassar College. 

Her lengthy résumé also includes the executive directorship of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, which she held for three seasons, and stints as the Arizona Orchestra Association's volunteer president and a senior grants panelist for the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

“Arizona has a vibrant arts community, and the Scottsdale Cultural Council has been a vital partner for the past three decades," Joyce says in the prepared statement. "It is a pleasure to be part of the team building sustainable support for the essential arts and educational experiences that the organization does so well."

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