Brandy Vause has more than fifteen years of experience in fundraising, museum education, and early childhood education. Currently, she is the Director of Development at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, serving over 300,000 visitors per year on its 7.5 acre Sausalito campus. Prior to the Museum, Brandy worked for the University of California, San Francisco, where she oversaw a 60% increase in funds raised for the School of Nursing, and The George Washington University, where her seven years as a fundraiser culminated in launching the university’s first regional west coast development program. Having started her career as a preschool teacher and director, Brandy also has worked with such institutions as the National Gallery of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, developing and teaching programs for children, families, adults, and educators. Brandy holds a B.A. from Occidental College and Master of Arts degrees in Art History and Museum Studies from The George Washington University. Brandy believes that with engaged partners and sound development practice, museums can secure the resources they need to fulfill their aspirations.
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- Philanthropy & Business Models
All attendees will return from the Breakout Sessions to a panel discussion on the implications of Philanthropy and Business Models for creating change in arts, science, and cultural institutions.