Session Description
Your choir’s base of annual fund donors is its source for future major gift donors. Katie will help you to strategically find these supporters through the steps of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

About the Presenter

Katie DeBonville is an accomplished fundraiser with a diversity of experience in arts organizations in Boston. She joined Boston Baroque as the organization’s first Chief Development Officer in the fall of 2017. Prior to that, Katie spent a decade as a member of New England Conservatory’s Institutional Advancement team, first as Director of Annual Giving and then as Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving before moving into a Leadership Gifts Officer role. Since arriving at Boston Baroque, Katie has worked steadily to increase the organization’s annual contributed income. In the 2018-2019 season, Boston Baroque crossed the $1 million threshold in fundraising for the first time in its history—a milestone which Katie and the team at Boston Baroque look forward to repeating!

In addition to NEC, Katie has held fundraising positions at the Huntington Theatre Company, the Celebrity Series of Boston, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She is active in Women in Development of Greater Boston and has served on the alumni boards of Bucknell University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in flute performance and Spanish in 1995, and New England Conservatory, where she earned her Master’s degree in musicology in 1997. In her spare time, Katie is an avid reader, knitter, and concert-goer.