Independent Fundraising Consultant and Co-Founder of Nolita Projects, Jessica Glaser is joined by Cerrie Bamford, Director of Development & Events at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Hallie Hobson, Deputy Director of Instituional Advancement at The Studio Museum in Harlem for a conversation about their career paths, new trends in philanthropy, job change and more.
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About Jessica Glaser
Upon completion of her PhD comprehensive exams in Art History, Jessica began her fundraising career at the Prospect New Orleans biennial and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she developed and managed the Contemporary Arts Council's ambitious patron travel program and events calendar. Most recently, Jessica served as Deputy Development Director of the New Museum. During her four-year tenure, she spearheaded an unprecedented 20% leap in Individual Giving and Council revenue and oversaw the formation of the prestigious Artemis Council and Council for Artists Research and Residencies. Her stewardship resulted in the election of the New Museum's youngest ever Trustee and International Leadership Council Member.
Jessica's graduate research on mid 20th century German art has won support from the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she was awarded the Stavros S. Niarchos fellowship for graduate study; the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum in Miami; the Zeit Foundation; DAAD and the Goethe Institute. She proudly serves on the steering committee for POWarts, and is a member of the German Studies Association.
About Cerrie Bamford
Cerrie Woodner Bamford is an arts professional with over two decades of experience working with visual artists, presenting programs, and generating funding for festivals, commercial galleries, and nonprofit institutions, currently holding the position, Director of Development and Events for The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. From 2004–2018, Cerrie worked at The Museum of Modern Art in the Departments of Special Programming and Events, Development, and finally Affiliate Programs, managing The Friends of Education and working with the Museum’s Junior Associates and Contemporary Arts Council. Bamford additionally sat on both the Museum’s Diversity Committee and Research Committee for Public Programs. Prior to MoMA, Cerrie was the Marketing Manager for Harvey Lloyd Studios, and Art Director for Flow Studios. She holds a BA in Photography & Communications and a BS in Forensic Psychology all from St. Edward’s University, and an AAS in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu. Cerrie is the Board President of Hivewild.
About Hallie Hobson
Hallie Hobson has dedicated her career to sustaining the vitality and health of nonprofit cultural institutions by spearheading innovative strategic planning, fundraising and patron engagement strategies. Hobson currently serves as the Deputy Director, Institutional Advancement for The Studio Museum in Harlem and is supporting that organization’s Capital Campaign. Prior to that she was at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she served as Deputy Chief Development Officer for Individual Giving and before as the Senior Development Officer at The Museum of Modern Art. She has also held roles at a number of other cultural intuitions including the New York Foundation for the Arts and The House Foundation for the Arts/Meredith Monk and has lectured about her profession at the Yale World Fellows Program and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In addition to her work in fundraising, she is an accomplished poet and playwright. Hallie Hobson holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from UCLA and a B.A. in African-American and Theater Studies from Yale University. Hobson, a native of Atlanta, has lived in Harlem since 2000. She is a member of a variety of professional organizations including Women in Development and ArtTable.