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New director joins development team

8/22/2023 12AM

Experienced nonprofit professional will build donor support


CARMEL, Ind. – The Center for the Performing Arts has selected a veteran of central Indiana’s nonprofit arts community to be its new Director of Individual Development.


Kathy Pataluch began work this month as a key member of the development team for both the Center and the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation. Her responsibilities include managing the Annual Fund, planned giving, major gifts and capital campaigns; developing fundraising campaigns focused on individual donors; and building the donor base locally and nationwide.


A blonde woman in a fuschia suit poses for a headshot before a limestone wall
Kathy Pataluch

Pataluch had served since 2019 as Advancement Director for the Phoenix Theatre Cultural Center, where she oversaw the restructuring and expansion of the development program. She previously worked as Vice President of Development for ArtMix and served in management roles with Indiana Youth Institute, Indy Hunger Network, Herron School of Art and Design, Conner Prairie and Indianapolis Art Center.


“We’re extremely fortunate to find a candidate with such vast experience and strong community connections to undertake this vital role in our organization,” said Kendra Latta, the Center’s Vice President of Development. “Kathy is the ideal person to lift our individual giving operation to the next level.”


A lifelong Indiana resident, Pataluch holds a Master of Public Affairs from the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs, a certificate in Nonprofit Management from IUPUI, and a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications with a Theatre minor from Ball State University. She also has been an active volunteer for organizations including Second Helpings, Arts for Lawrence, Girls Inc. and IndyHumane.


About the Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. Its campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes the 1,500-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 music classes. 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