Newark Symphony Hall has hired Director of Development Mack Graham to lead its new fundraising department, the organization announced Jan. 12.
In this role funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Graham will create and steward relationships and partnerships for NSH to sustain and increase funding streams.
“I’m thrilled that Mack has joined our leadership team, as he brings deep experience in social justice advocacy, nonprofit leadership and brand development,” said NSH President and CEO Taneshia Nash Laird in a prepared statement. “As we continue to raise funds for a $50 million renovation timed with our 100th birthday in 2025, Mack’s unique mix of experience and talents will be invaluable to us.”
Graham was previously the executive director of the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center in Long Beach, N.Y.. There, he managed programs, fundraising, finances, communications and staffing. He’s previously served as director of development at Lifeline Center for Child Development, a development manager for iMentor, and director of outreach at Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations.
“As a community organizer, I am inspired by the Newark Symphony Hall’s legacy and its commitment to empowering the community through arts, invaluable educational programs, and outreach,” said Graham. “I am thrilled to be part of this organization and look forward to continuing the work to rejuvenate the community of Newark.”
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