Training Details

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Foundation Center Northeast
32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, NY


eLearning at Foundation Center


Generous philanthropists and individuals fuel many of the most exciting and innovative projects, exhibitions, and endeavors in the arts.

In this panel discussion, we will explore some of the best practices, lessons, and challenges in soliciting major/leadership gifts for arts organizations. The panel will be comprised of leading major gift officers and development professionals working in the arts in both New York City and beyond.


  • Learn best practices for how to solicit gifts from philanthropists/individual donors.
  • Gain insight into the cultivation process of a major donor.
  • Understand some of the challenges associated with soliciting major/leadership gifts.

Intended Audience

Board members
CEOs, executive directors, upper management
Fundraising & development staff


Courtney Bassett Major Gift Officer Cornell University

Rebecca Cardwell Director of Development Lower Manhattan Cultural Council View Bio

Mary Hedahl Fundraising Consultant View Bio

William Lynch Director of Leadership Gifts Brooklyn Academy of Music View Bio

Nick Opinsky Development Assistant Candid View Bio