The League of American Orchestras has announced the appointment of ROBIN J. ROY, a development professional with more than 25 years experience in educational, health science, and other nonprofit organizations, as vice president for development, effective in October. Trained as a musicologist, she took an early detour into health care administration and rose to senior development positions at Columbia University Medical Center, which completed a $1 billion campaign in 2008. Most recently Roy has been responsible for major and principal gifts for Columbia’s Department of Neurology and for its Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain. At the League she will manage all fundraising efforts, including completion of the $25 million Campaign for a New Direction and designing new programs to support the League’s long-term goals for serving orchestras. Before entering the health care field, Roy earned a master’s degree in musicology from Smith College and pursued a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in the field of Italian Renaissance sacred music. A singer who has also played harpsichord, piano, and flute, she holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Smith College and an MBA in marketing from Columbia University’s School of Business.
Posted September 10, 2010