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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Appoints New Director of Development
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced the appointment of Jonathan L. Peterson as the museum's new director of development. Peterson begins his role at SFMOMA on January 18, 2011.

Peterson joins SFMOMA after four years as deputy director of development for San Francisco Opera, where he was responsible for contributed income of $35 million annually and managed a department of 28. During his tenure there, he successfully expanded board and volunteer leadership in fundraising; launched Orpheus, a young philanthropists giving society to engage the next generation of donors; increased annual support by 16 percent; and grew membership in the planned giving society by 50 percent over four years.

Prior to joining San Francisco Opera, Peterson gained fundraising experience in leadership roles including vice president for development and community engagement for the New World Symphony in Miami Beach; associate director of development for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; and annual fund manager of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Peterson holds both a Bachelors of Music in performance and an MBA in finance from Butler University. He has served on the boards of several national and local civic organizations in the fields of music, arts advocacy, human rights, and competitive sports.

At SFMOMA, Peterson will provide strategic leadership in the development of philanthropic relationships throughout the Bay Area in support of SFMOMA's programmatic priorities. He will also be responsible for annual support from individuals, corporations, and foundations, as well as special events and membership.

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