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BPO: Jennifer Barbee named associate director & director of development


Thu, Nov 30th 2017 03:00 pm
Daniel Hart, executive director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, announced the promotion of Jennifer Barbee to associate director and director of development.
Barbee joined the BPO as director of development in 2010 after serving in the same position at the Virginia Symphony from 2002-10. She previously held positions at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and did her graduate work at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is a graduate of the League of American Orchestra's Executive Leadership Program for Marketing and Development Professionals.
Barbee leads a seven-member department responsible for securing contributed income and government support totaling more than $6 million each year. Additionally, since her arrival, she served as the staff point person for the BPO's 2013 Carnegie Hall tour campaign, which became the most successful fundraising event in the history of the orchestra; has led two successful fundraising campaigns for the BPO tour to Florida; and coordinates a $30 million endowment campaign that has now surpassed its goal.
Barbee will continue lead the development efforts, but will add responsibilities in the areas of special projects, external affairs and staff leadership.
Hart stated, "Jen has done wonders for the BPO in her seven years, so, in addition to filling a very important organizational need, this promotion recognizes her ongoing contributions and her desire to grow professionally and do even more for the orchestra."
For more information about the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, visit www.bpo.org

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