I came to La Jolla Playhouse from arts administration and with a strong background in writing but no fundraising experience. I was incredibly lucky to have an amazing mentor who was willing and able to teach me about the grant world. However, there is only so much that you can learn on the job when you are focused on a single aspect of development.
It is truly fascinating to learn how designers are making an impact on the spaces around them, through thoughtful, well-executed design. These connections and experiences would not be possible without the support of the Rising Arts Leaders and the San Diego Foundation. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to network with the diverse people part of SEGD.
I’m not easily impressed but impressed I was during my tour of the San Diego Airport with the Rising Arts Leaders. I knew there was a nice program in place for public art at the SD Airport but after taking a relative to the airport months ago, I left underwhelmed by what I thought was it. I was wrong!