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New development officer joins Center, Songbook Foundation
Ana Hammersley brings experience in performing arts fundraising
CARMEL, Ind. – The Center for the Performing Arts and the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation have appointed a new Director of Individual Development to serve both organizations.
Ana Hammersley has served previously in key fundraising positions at the Orlando Science Center and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, both in Orlando, Florida. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Rollins College and received training through its Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. She and her Hoosier husband recently relocated to the Zionsville area to live near family.
In her new position, Hammersley will develop and manage fundraising campaigns focused on individual donors, including the annual fund and the planned giving program. She will forge new relationships locally and nationwide to expand the donor base for the Center and the Songbook Foundation.
“Ana has the ideal skill set to take our individual giving to the next level,” said Kendra Latta, Vice President of Development. “We’re excited to have her on the team.”
About the Center for the Performing Arts
The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. Its campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes the 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall, the 500-seat Tarkington proscenium theater and the black-box Studio Theater. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. Educational and experiential programming for all ages includes children’s concerts and camps, book clubs, lectures, and classes in music and dance. The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services for six resident arts companies. More information is available at TheCenterPresents.org.