Mahaiwe names director of advancement

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GREAT BARRINGTON — Janis Martinson has been appointed director of advancement at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. She will assume her new position on July 1.A long-time Egremont resident, Martinson will work with Mahaiwe senior leadership to develop and articulate the organization's long-term organizational strategies and vision, supervise the development staff to achieve all major gift, special event, and contributed income goals, and help establish new campaign initiatives for the Mahaiwe's strength and sustainability.Martinson is currently vice president of institutional advancement at Lesley University in Cambridge., where she has led university fundraising and alumni and donor relations for three years. She previously spent 17 years as chief advancement officer at Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, leading two capital campaigns, developing volunteer cohorts, and overseeing events and communications.She has raised more than $90 million over 26 years spent in fundraising for educational and performing arts organizations. Martinson is a graduate of both Princeton University and the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.


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