Dallas Symphony hires new development vice president

Posted on: May 9, 2013

In Wednesday’s (5/8) Dallas Morning News, Robert Miller reports, “The Dallas Symphony Association has appointed Jenny Shepard vice president of development, and she assumed her new duties Monday. Shepard will lead the Dallas Symphony’s fundraising efforts, including major gifts; recapitalization campaigns; individual and corporate giving; the annual fund campaign; foundation support; planned and estate giving; and membership and volunteer contributions. Shepard previously did fundraising for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, UCLA Medical Sciences Development and, most recently, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Shepard earned a bachelor’s degree in music in vocal performance at Oklahoma City University and holds a certificate in fundraising management. She is active in the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the League of American Orchestras. … As senior major gifts officer with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Shepard managed a portfolio of 130 major and leadership donors and prospects. During her eight years serving as director of development for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, she increased individual annual fund contributions by more than 150 percent. She also launched a campaign that more than tripled the size of the orchestra’s endowment funds. ‘Jenny will bring to the DSO a seasoned, focused understanding of the interplay between the elements involved in successful orchestra fundraising,’ said Dallas Symphony president and CEO Jonathan Martin.”

Posted May 9, 2013