Winnipeg Art Gallery Announces New Director of Development


WINNIPEG ART GALLERY ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

WINNIPEG, MB., August 4, 2009: The Winnipeg Art Gallery announces the appointment of Alanna Keefe as its new Director of Development, effective today. Ms Keefe will have responsibility for the planning and implementation of private and public sector fundraising, membership development, and the structuring of major capital and endowment campaigns.

Keefe brings to her new position six years experience as Director of Communications at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School where her duties included private sector funding, public/corporate sector development, and long-term strategic planning. Previous positions have included Development, Marketing and Communications Consultant for TNT Consulting & Associates; Director of Business Affairs for Burk & Associates Ltd.; and General Manager of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. She is currently completing her MBA degree at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business.

“This is an exciting time for the WAG,” says Director Dr. Stephen Borys. “We are preparing to launch a major capital campaign as we look ahead to our centenary in 2012, so we are very pleased to have Alanna joining us at this critical juncture. As Winnipeg’s premiere visual arts organization, the WAG relies heavily on the generosity of our corporate and private sector donors, various foundations, all three levels of government, and, of course, our loyal members and visitors. We know Alanna will be a great asset to the WAG as she works on strengthening relationships with these key stakeholders as well as building new relationships.”

“I’m looking forward to being a part of the WAG team as they near their 100th anniversary as a leading and historic Canadian institution, and as Manitoba’s premiere visual arts museum,” says Keefe. “With its rich history, extensive collection, and stunning physical environment, I anticipate the benefit from daily inspiration! Winnipeg is full of ‘hidden’ treasures—the WAG is among our city’s finest cultural assets; I’m delighted to be associated with them.”

Established in 1912, The Winnipeg Art Gallery is the oldest civic gallery in Canada, and for more than 90 years has been one of Manitoba’s leading arts institutions, committed to encouraging and supporting Manitoba artists. The Gallery currently has almost 24,000 works in its permanent collection, ranging from Old Master paintings to contemporary video art.
 

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