BELLEVUE, WA.- Bellevue Arts Museum
, the Pacific Northwest's center for the exploration of art, craft and design, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marsha Wolf as Director of Development. Wolf brings more than 20 years of experience in working in the non-profit and arts sector, including major appointments at Artist Trust and Pratt Fine Arts Center. In her new role, Wolf is spearheading Bellevue Arts Museum's fundraising and membership efforts, working closely with Executive Director/CEO Mark Crawford, Director of Curatorial Affairs/Artistic Director Stefano Catalani and BAM's dedicated Board of Trustees. "We are excited to welcome Marsha to our team," Crawford states. "Her depth of experience will help strengthen BAM's fundraising capacity and ensure that the Museum continues to thrive."
An avid champion of the arts, Wolf's most recent position was Donor Development Director at Artist Trust. There she led the annual and major gift campaigns with individual contributors, utilizing a multi-faceted approach which included creating compelling appeal letters and producing inspiring private events. She was also a key member of the auction staff that held the two most successful benefits for the organization in its 23-year history. Previously, she was the Associate Director of Development at Pratt Fine Arts Center where she spearheaded record-breaking foundation, corporate and government funding. Before dedicating herself solely to the arts in 2001, she was on the faculty at the University of Washington, conducting research and teaching in the public health field. Having served on various non-profit boards and chaired numerous committees, Wolf brings expertise in major gifts, grant management, special events and strategic planning.