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Friday, May 5 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Composition in the Board Room, Too LIMITED

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Working board? Fundraising board? Governing board? A healthy opera company relies on its trustees to be all three. But board members, company leaders and fundraising staff must unite in taking a strategic approach to recruit and engage effective trustees. OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca will lead this participatory session to discuss how to establish and maintain a healthy balance between passionate opera devotees and business leaders; between community spokesmen and philanthropic angels; and among other dimensions of economic, geographic and demographic diversity — all as part of a unified approach to strengthening companies.

Speakers
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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 of North American operas and opera audiences, and launched an endowment effort in 2000 to create a permanent fund dedicated to supporting new works and related audience development activities. In 2005, Scorca spearheaded OPERA... Read More →
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James Wright

Field Consultant, n/a
After leading Vancouver Opera for 17 years James Wright retired from the company in June 2016. He currently sits on the Vancity Community Foundation board of directors and The TELUS Vancouver Community Board and is a volunteer with the 27th International Ornithological Congress being held in Vancouver in... Read More →

Sponsors
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Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

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 con... Read More →
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Robert Swaney Consulting Inc.

Robert Swaney Consulting, Inc. (RSC) is a national provider of contributed revenue growth strategies, fundraising direct mail programs, and executive searches for arts and cultural institutions. RSC coaches and partners with organizations so their fundraising programs become stro... Read More →
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Schuler Shook

Principal, Marketing & Business Development, 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, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera,Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington N... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Seminar Theater, 2nd Floor

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